A therapist moved into the village of Carsely, and Agatha Raisin hated her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background.
Added to that, Jill was counselling a woman called Gwen Simple from Winter Parva, and Agatha firmly believed Gwen to have assisted her son in some grisly murders, although she has no proof she had done so.
A resentment is different from a dislike and needs to be shared, so as the friendship between James and Jill grows stronger, the more Agatha does to try to find out all she can about her. When Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha finds herself under suspicion - and must fight to clear her name.
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Plot seemed to ramble quite a bit, but this latest Agatha Raisin mystery is as entertaining as the previous books in the series.
Really enjoyed this book cannot wait until the next installment !!!!! Agatha is such a wonderful character !!!!
"Thank god for Penelope Keith"
I loved “Dishing The Dirt” simply because it was read by Penelope Keith , who IS Agatha Raisin as far as I am concerned . After hearing the last book “ Blood of an Englishman” being read by someone else I was so disappointed that if that same person read this new novel , I wasn’t going to buy it . So I was very relieved to find Penelope Keith reading it and enjoyed it so much that I heard the whole novel in just 2 days .I am afraid I am biased and love all the Agatha Raisin novels including this one .
Marvellous as always!
The ongoing torment of her relationship with her ex-husband, James.
She brings the characters to life- nobody does it better!
"Becoming rather formulaic"
There is nothing wrong with the story and certainly not Penelope Keith's telling of it but I felt more strongly than ever that M C Beaton is becoming repetitive and the stories follow a similar pattern in her recent works. There is no more character development and too many nod the cast remain very lightly drawn. It must be difficult to stay original after so many books but the series is going the wrong way.
Loved this story and Penelope Keith is one of te best narrators around.
A bit predictable but fine to listen to whilst doing other things.
3 more words to reach minimum for review, how silly. People should write as much or as little as they choose.
"A comfortable listen"
Well read, nice twists and turns and Agatha does what she does best in her mildly irritating way (who has an intuition that good and that many men asking them to dinner?)
"Not for me"
I am a big fan of Penelope Keith but this book was a big disappointment, I will not be buying another one in this series.
Yes Penelope Keith is brilliant
Penelope Keith was the only redeeming quality.
I found Agatha Raisin spiteful, malicious and catty, I could not listen for long.
Telling everyone who the killer was in the last book in the book description!
Giving away the murderer in the last book is a major downer!
Anger! what idiot gives away whodunnits of the last book on the opening description!
Did I mention that it gives away the killer from the last book in its description?
"Penelope Kieth is exceptional in this part."
The characters came to life because of the actress reading the part of agatha.
Agatha because it was well written.
Losing the plot
Brilliant on echo!
A light hearted Agatha Christy murder very enjoyable. All the old names from the village
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