Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

Mystery Book Club

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Agatha is 53 and rather plain with little charm according to the description at the beginning, how does that shape your perception of her?
  3. Would you want to retire to a village in Cotswold and so young?
  4. Do you like Agatha?
  5. The book was first published in 1992, does it feel dated?
  6. Does it make sense that Agatha is upset that the other company laid off her employees and closed her office?
  7. The first thing that Agatha does to her neighbor is steal her cleaning woman, how does that affect your view of Agatha?
  8. Agatha’s quiche is from a store in London, but she’s worried about it, does that seem odd?
  9. Why do you think Agatha didn’t just tell the police that she bought the quiche?
  10. What do you think of Bill Wong, the constable?
  11. Do you think the quiche was intended for Agatha?
  12. What do you think of Roy and Steve?
  13. Do the people in the town feel realistic?
  14. What do you think of Mrs. Cartwright?
  15. How awful are the Boggles?
  16. Would you investigate the accidental death?
  17. Would the Barbara James be enough to make you stop investigating?
  18. Did you expect male strippers?
  19. What do you think of Agatha’s auction?
  20. Did you think that John Cartwright was a criminal?
  21. Does Agatha’s wavering between London and Carsely make sense?
  22. How cool is Bill Wong giving Agatha a cat?
  23. Should Agatha have confronted a woman she suspected of murder alone without backup?
  24. Do you think Vera’s murder plan with sleeping pills and fire would have worked if wasn’t for Detective Wong?
  25. Did you figure out who the killer was?
  26. Did you like the book?
  27. Would you read more in the series?

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