Agatha Raisin
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  • 1
    Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death: Agatha Raisin, Book 1 | M.C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death: Agatha Raisin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Meet Agatha Raisin, high-flying public relations boss turned village sleuth. After her many years of bullying and cajoling others, her early retirement to a picture-perfect village in the Cotswolds is a dream come true.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet: Agatha Raisin, Book 2 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet: Agatha Raisin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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    In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr Paul Bladen is accidentally killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury's horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidedly suspicious.

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  • 3
    Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener: Agatha Raisin, Book 3 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener: Agatha Raisin, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    A newcomer to the village, Mary Fortune, is discovered murdered. Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the victim. But the problem is, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own.

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  • 4
    Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley: Agatha Raisin, Book 4 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley: Agatha Raisin, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    After six gruelling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to the charms of her neighbour, James Lacey. True, James is less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, hiker Jessica Tartinck, spent her life enraging wealthy landowners by insisting on her walking club's right to hike over their properties. Now she has been found dead....

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  • 5
    Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Unabridged) | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Almost bigamy and absolute murder - Agatha's life is never dull… The morning of Agatha's longed-for marriage to James Lacey dawns bright and clear. But her luck runs out in the church when Jimmy, the husband she had believed long dead, turns up large as life and twice as ugly. Agatha has a go at strangling him. It's all too much for James, who breaks off the engagement.

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  • 6
    Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist: Agatha Raisin, Book 6 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist: Agatha Raisin, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Agatha Raisin, retired PR supremo, has been spurned at the altar by the man of her dreams, her attractive neighbour James Lacey. So temporarily deserting the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely, she pursues her fleeing fiancé to north Cyprus where, instead of enjoying a romantic honeymoon, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Can the duo forget their differences and resume their strangely successful sleuthing partnership?

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  • 7
    Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death: Agatha Raisin, Book 7 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death: Agatha Raisin, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Agatha Raisin's neighbouring village of Ancombe is usually the epitome of quiet rural charm, but the arrival of a new mineral water company - which intends to tap into the village spring - sends tempers flaring and divides the parish council into two stubborn camps. When Agatha, who happens to be the PR person for the water company, finds the council chairman murdered at the spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members have silenced the chairman before he could cast the deciding vote?

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  • 8
    Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham: Agatha Raisin, Book 8 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham: Agatha Raisin, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    He was a hairdresser to dye for... The local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their budding romance is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case.

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  • 9
    Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden: Agatha Raisin, Book 9 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden: Agatha Raisin, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Suffering from bald patches thanks to a hair conditioner spiked with depilatory cream - supplied by the murderess in her last investigation - Agatha escapes to the coastal resort of Wyckhadden to allow her crowning glory to recover in privacy. A local witch provides her with hair tonic, and Agatha's lost locks begin to grow - but then the witch is found bludgeoned to death. The elderly residents at Agatha's faded hotel seem innocuous enough, if a little odd. But she turns up an alarming number of secrets....

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  • 10
    Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam: Agatha Raisin, Book 10 | M.C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam: Agatha Raisin, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Feeling jilted and cross, Agatha follows a fortune-teller's advice and rents a cottage in the pretty village of Fryfam, where she hopes good fortune and true love will come chasing after her for a change. Unfortunately, her romantic notions are soon dispelled by the strange goings-on in the village. What are those strange lights in Agatha's back garden? Who is stealing paintings and pottery? And who murdered the local squire?

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  • 11
    Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell: Agatha Raisin, Book 11 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell: Agatha Raisin, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Recently married to James Lacey, Agatha quickly finds out that it's not all 'happy ever after' - before long the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a fight down the local pub, James vanishes completely, leaving a bloodstain as the only clue to his fate. Naturally, Agatha is Prime Suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation - and promptly finds a murdered mistress....

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  • 12
    Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came: Agatha Raisin, Book 12 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came: Agatha Raisin, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Abandoned by new husband James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple, but tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation: a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha, spurred on by bitter reflections on the married state, sets out to prove them wrong.

    Penelope Keith saves the day.

    I was disappointed with this story after listening to the Terrible Tourist which I found very enjoyable. Personally, I found this story boring, the h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 May 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 13
    Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey. Duck and Cover Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsely decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up. But the village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly while the killer is still amongst them.

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  • 14
    Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House: Agatha Raisin, Book 14 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House: Agatha Raisin, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Reports of a haunted house soon have amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin snooping around, only to discover the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy on whom someone is playing a practical joke. But then the old lady is murdered, and, for Agatha - Miss Marple with attitude - solving a crime is much more fun than ghostbusting. Very soon she’s up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbour....

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  • 15
    Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance: Agatha Raisin, Book 15 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance: Agatha Raisin, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    An unabridged reading of an Agatha Raisin mystery from M. C. Beaton, read by Penelope Keith. There may be trouble ahead...so will Agatha face the music? Can the feisty Agatha cut it as a private investigator? She soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. But then walks in wealthy divorcee Catherine Laggat-Brown, and Agatha is given her first real case.

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  • 16
    Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon: Agatha Raisin, Book 16 | M.C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon: Agatha Raisin, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door of her detective agency, determined to prove that his wife is cheating on him, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife: young, pretty and a regular volunteer at church.

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  • 17
    Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor: Agatha Raisin, Book 17 | M.C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor: Agatha Raisin, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Sea, sand ... and the slammer for Agatha! Agatha Raisin thinks she's in for a treat when her ex-husband, James Lacey, invites her on holiday, but - horrors! - his idea of an idyllic break is the small, run-down resort of Burryhill-on-Sea. And from there on, things go from bad to worse. So when a fellow guest in their hotel is found murdered, Agatha herself is chief suspect - and has to solve this case from a locked police cell!

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  • 18
    Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye: Agatha Raisin, Book 18 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye: Agatha Raisin, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series - reads M.C. Beaton’s entertaining murder mystery. During the grey days of early December, Agatha is obsessed by only two things – Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey. Although she says she feels nothing for James now, she’s sure that planning the perfect Dickensian Christmas for all her friends will somehow reanimate her love. Even the murder of Mrs Tamworthy , does little to distract Agatha.

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  • 19
    Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison: Agatha Raisin, Book 19 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison: Agatha Raisin, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she decides to take time off for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she does, she remembers that when she does have time on her hands, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicise the church fete - especially when the event organiser, George Selby, turns out to be a handsome widower.

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  • 20
    Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride: Agatha Raisin, Book 20 | M.C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride: Agatha Raisin, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Agatha Raisin's ex-husband James has become engaged to a beautiful young woman and Agatha has been kindly invited to the wedding. This is a difficult pill to swallow, so to take her mind off it Agatha begins a flirtation with Sylvan, a Frenchman she met at James's engagement party. She also decides to holiday in Istanbul, where unfortunately she bumps into James and his fiancée, not once but twice - convincing him she is stalking them.

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  • 21
    Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body: Agatha Raisin, Book 21 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body: Agatha Raisin, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series – reads M. C. Beaton’s eagerly-awaited murder mystery. Agatha Raisin has never been one for enforced holiday cheer, but her friendly little village of Carsely has always prided itself on its traditional Christmas festivities. However, this year Mr John Sunday has chosen Christmas as the time to crack down on what he sees as gross misconduct by everyone. But when Mr Sunday goes too far, he is soon found lying face down in the petunias, very much dead.

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  • 22
    Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns: Agatha Raisin, Book 22 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns: Agatha Raisin, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha - and the rest of the village - realise that things aren’t as they seem....

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  • 23
    Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers: Agatha Raisin, Book 23 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers: Agatha Raisin, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Agatha has fallen in love - again. This time it's the local gardener, George Marston, she has her eye on. But competition for his attention abounds. With her shameless determination Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball in town just for the chance to dance with him.

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  • 24
    Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: Agatha Raisin, Book 24 | M.C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: Agatha Raisin, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series - reads M. C. Beaton's entertaining murder mystery. Incomer Gloria French is at first welcomed in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury. She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she has a bad habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, so when she is discovered dead, poisoned by a bottle of elderberry wine, folk in the village don't mourn her passing too intently.

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  • 25
    Agatha Raisin and the Blood of an Englishman: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 25 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Blood of an Englishman: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Even though Agatha Raisin loathes Christmas panto, her friend, Mrs Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local am dram society in their festive offering. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Wood, Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten onstage until a trapdoor opens, followed by a scream and silence! Surely this wasn't the way the scene was rehearsed. When it turns out the local baker had been murdered most horribly, Agatha puts her team of detectives on the case.

    Perfect holiday reading

    Fun and light with great characters and dramatic plot. Well read! Occasional repetitive descriptons.

    Reviewed on 30 March 2016 by Eosaphrodite (NSW, Australia)
  • 26
    Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 26 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    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 has no proof she had done so.

    Fun and enjoyable

    Plot seemed to ramble quite a bit, but this latest Agatha Raisin mystery is as entertaining as the previous books in the series.

    Reviewed on 04 April 2016 by Eosaphrodite (NSW, Australia)
  • 27
    Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 27 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Allotment wars! Lord Bellingham, Carsely's biggest landholder, has enraged locals by saying he is going to sell off their allotments to make way for a new housing development. So when he turns up dead, poisoned by antifreeze, nobody mourns his passing. On another fine summer's day, Agatha visits Carsley's allotments, where everything looks peaceful and perfect: people of all ages digging in the soil and working hard to grow their own fruit and veg.

    Last agatha

    This is the last Agatha Raisin for me. I have been buying them mainly because of Penelope Keith's excellent reading but this was a disappointment too ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 September 2016 by Amazon Customer ()