M.C. Beaton writes two series – 27 books so far in the Agatha Raisin series and 33 books in the Hamish MacBeth series. For years I have been enjoying the Agatha Raisin books but I am no where near caught up to her exploits.
I was delighted to see Acorn TV produced a television series based on the books. There is already a long running series for Hamish MacBeth starring Robert Carlyle, but I haven’t gottern interested in that one as of yet.
So, how do the Agatha Raisin books compare to the TV show? From the first two episodes they actually follow the plot well. The physical differences are quite different for me but then, we all get certain ideas as to what a book character looks like as we read.
TV Agatha is much prettier and more physically fit than the book version. Also, the TV character James Lacey (a romantic interest of Agatha’s) is younger and quite dishy, in my opinion. Overall the plot does follow the books and I hope they continue with the series.
There was a TV series on back in the 1990’s called Murder, She Wrote. Jessica Fletcher was the amateur sleuth, using her charm and persistance to solve crimes. This is rather an English version of that old show but with a Bridget Jones’ twist to our main character. If you like mysteries and love to see the English countryside, this is a show I think you would enjoy.
There is a YouTube video at the bottom of this post if you’d like to get a preview of the show. I love the scenery!
Linking up with Joy’s British Isles Friday