I do enjoy the Agatha Raisin books
! The main character is so prickly, yet so vulnerable. She's tough, but also sensitive, and I can see how the residents of her village come around to loving her in spite of her ways.
Once the mystery in Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener got started, I really began to enjoy the book. I thought it took awhile to get ramped up, but I think that this was a mystery in which readers really did need to become at least a little emotionally vested in the victim. This was a very typical English countryside cozy mystery, but the main character adds spice and unpredictability, and that's what makes the books in this series so enjoyable.