“One of the interesting things about this series is
how unappealing the abrasive Agatha can be. She’s vain, snide, and
self-pitying on a regular basis. All that adds up to a heroine who is
also very human, and perhaps that—we identify with her even if we don’t
always like her—is one of the elements that keeps readers coming back.
Another is Beaton’s plotting. Like snack food, it’s fast, tasty, and
leaves you satisfied.”