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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.

Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete all right, but there’s more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive entertainment becomes the scene of two murders. Will Agatha find enough time to flirt with gorgeous George?

©2008 M.C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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  • Victoria
  • 10-12-2013

Curl up, grab a cuppa and relax

Agatha Raisin fans won't be disappointed - just what we've come to expect; gentle humour, mild peril and some - almost accidentally - successful detecting from the Cotswolds' favourite sleuth.

If you're after page-turning, white-knuckle, extreme thrillers or whodunnits then Mrs Raisin is not for you; if you enjoy Murder She Wrote, Poirot and Stephanie Plum them this is probably right up your alley. Gentle, enjoyable and comforting rather than stupa ting and challenging; I've meanly held off one star on storyline as there are no massive surprises in an Agatha Raisin (mostly because there's a limited number of new characters in each one so it's always one of them for some reason or another!) but fans of Aggie will know that this isn't the appeal or the point - highly recommended for a grey winters day; stick it on, curl up with a cuppa and relax in your Jim-jams... Perfect!

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  • Anne Dudley
  • 16-01-2021

Agatha raisin and a spoonful of poison

Another story from Agatha Raisin that doesn't fail to entertain Penelope Keith reading this never fails to make its characters come alive. I've listened to quite a few of these detective stories & they never fail to entertain.

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  • Sharron
  • 13-07-2020

Murder in the village

Another murderous romp solved by Agatha and her cast of friends. I enjoy the personalities in these stories, everyone is thoroughly dislikeable kable and more likeable because of this.

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  • Dominic
  • 18-03-2020

series

it was the usual slick plots and counter plots. Beautifully read as always by Penelope Keith. As usual Agatha escaped by the skin of her teeth. A good read.

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  • NJ
  • 06-03-2020

Delightful

Another brilliant episode in the life of Agatha Raisin, superbly read by the magnificent Penelope Keith!

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  • Valerie Martin
  • 11-02-2020

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I always have a chuckle reading Agatha to cheer me. So funny to hear her.

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  • Sue from the North
  • 19-01-2020

Not as good as other Agatha Raisin books

I gave up on this book, it was sending me to sleep. I had previously listened to another Agatha Raisin story and really enjoyed it, so much so purchased another. But, as much as Penelope Keith's narration last time made the character come alive this time it just made it repetitive. If you want a book to send you to sleep it will be great. I listen to audiobooks on long car journeys, this time I was glad to be held up on the motorway so I could switch it off.

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  • EssexSue
  • 16-07-2019

fantastic as usual!!

Penelope Keith is amazing at bringing Agatha to life while all around her drop!! 😁

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  • Laura Mcintosh
  • 18-12-2018

not the best

i usually love agatha raisin books but found this one a bit boring and repetitive

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  • Gillian knox
  • 09-06-2018

many twists and turns love the story

really enjoyed the book many twists and turns keeps you riveted cant wait for the next.

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