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  • Location: Cotswolds, Carsely (fictional), Evesham, Moreton in Marsh

Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin 3)

Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin 3)

Why a Booktrail?

The Cotswolds is renowned for its potted plants. But when have you seen someone buried  headfirst in a plant pot?

  • ISBN: 978-1472120946
  • Genre: Crime, Humour, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Agatha Raisin, private detective extraordinaire has just returned from a rather lonely holiday to find her crush James Lacey having some sort of an affair with Mary Fortune, a recent ‘incomer’ to the village. She is jealous to say the least. Mary is everything she isn’t including a brilliant gardener. So when Carsely’s Garden open day is looming. Agatha wants to get one up on her and thinks how she can develop green fingers in short space of time.

But then Mary is found dead, buried head first in a plant pot. Who would have hated her so much to do something like this? And what can Agatha find out without leaking her own secrets at the same time?

Travel Guide

A gardening competition in a small Cotswold village might seem like a good idea but among the displays and candidates for ‘ best plant’ a lady buried head first in a pot is certainly going to catch people’s attention!

Agatha was really jealous of this woman – trying to steal her man and the local gardening competition! A new comer!

“I was motoring about the Cotswolds and took a likening to this village” said Mary.”

She has had her own issues in getting herself involved in village life so this new woman had better watch out.

How Agatha deals with trying to win the honour of best garden is not what you would expect from a seemingly quiet woman. How to grow plants quickly so to win prizes? Is this what a village competition is really like? In Agatha’s world (and especially if you’ve read the Quiche of Death) then yes.

Booktrailer Review


The cover got me I admit. That image will stay with me for some time, but this is also a joy to read as it’s so funny and Agatha is so rude and forthright that she is a breathe of fresh air in the Cotswold village of Carsely. She does things in such a way I would never have expected and acts both her age and a lot lower! she’s eccentric but has some real worries and thoughts and I did feel for her with regards to James and the competition!

The villagers are what make these novels for me. Such a mix of what you would and would ‘t expect. I did find it funny that the dead lady was called Mary Fortune! Bad fortune I guess but that’s the humour in these books.

As Agatha herself would say – Snakes and bastards!

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