Title: Agatha Raisin: Hell’s Bell
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Short Story
Publishing date: 13th February, 2013
Published by: C & R Crime
My Rating: 2/5 stars
Widowed Mary Bolton, like Miss Jean Brodie, considers herself in her prime. Not satisfied with car boot sales, dances at the bowling club and reading to the elderly, she throws herself into bellringing with gusto – much to the annoyance of her neighbours.
But when the industrious Mary is found swinging from a bell rope, Jessica Brand – who only days before had threatened to strangle Mary with the very same rope – fears she will be accused. There’s nothing left to do but call in private detective Agatha Raisin to untangle the web of sex, money, deceit … and murder.
This book was over before it could properly start. It is just 9 pages long so you can’t expect much. The cover and the summary sold this book to me. It didn’t even take 5 minutes for me to be over and done with this book.
Mystery books obviously need a little time to develop the plot. Here, there was no time. The loose ends weren’t tied, the finishing wasn’t done. This book is presented with the frayed ends which quite bugs me.
Considering the synopsis, there was scope for a good story. There you have a good plot right there. Why not use some more pages and do justice to the story. I was a bit disappointed.
Why would I pick it up?
I am not sure, why, but maybe for a quick read.