I picked up one of the Agatha Raisin books on recommendation, and was very UN-impressed with it. So much so that I will not pick up another in that series or probably any others she has written. But I am one of those folks who doesn't think that authors are clever, funny, or "edgy" by filling their books with cuss words and nasty things. I think that just makes them bad writers, IMHO. There seems to be such a shock-value to modern writing these days, where if an author hasn't used the f-word in the last 10 sentences, then they aren't doing their job. I am not sure why that is, but it is getting harder and harder to find books as wonderfully written as they used to be.
"Alas for those who never sing and die with all their music left in them" - Oliver Wendell Holmes