Book 43 of 2017 is The Vicious Vet which is book two from the Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton.
After enjoying the first book, I've quickly returned to the second and can see myself dispersing the next 26 in the series between the books I read over the next few years. That is assuming the series stays strong and honours its Miss Marple roots.
The love interest bores me a little but that might be my dismissive-of-all-lovey-dovey-rubbish stage of life. Actually, that may be why I like the main character so much. She's secure, no-nonsense and independent, even when she has a love interest. The character that is her love interest bores me. Too British and reserved for my liking.
This series is worth the read if you have read every Agatha Christie book ever written multiple times and need something that you don't know the ending to.
4 suspicious neighbours out of 5.
Should I read this? For all the Miss Marple fans.
What did I learn? Not all crimes are planned out.