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Publisher's Summary

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.

Death threats, blackmail and physical attack soon follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!

©2004 M.C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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Love Agatha

Always love Agatha Raisin especially with Penelope Keith as the narrator. Brilliantly done. This episode really fun.

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  • june
  • 27-08-2012

really good stories

Would you listen to Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance again? Why?

yes i would

Who was your favorite character and why?

agatha raisin

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

yes she make the story easy to listen too

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

a few parts were sad.

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can't wait for my next .

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  • Maria
  • 05-10-2011

Addictive

Penelope Keith and MC Beaton are a wonderful combination. Penelope loves and relishes the character she has made her own - Agatha Raisin. Her grasp of different character voices is a treat.
This story is long, with the main protagonists not arriving on the scene until just before chapter 3.
No idea why it is titled the Deadly Dance. Good value.

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  • pie finger
  • 02-04-2017

love these stories

agatha raisin is in all of us. these are silly but highly entertaining stories. I love Penelope Keith's narration and intend to listen to everyone in the series, however unbelievable they are. Just genuinely enjoyable.

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  • Angel2090
  • 29-04-2020

Brilliant

Penelope Keith is a great narrator and the voices are excellent.

A light hearted story that still keeps you guessing and laughing simultaneously.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-2016

Another brilliant story, I've absolutely loved it!

This is another fascinating story of Agatha Raisin's adventures. Fantastically written and amazingly performed by Penelopy Keith. She I'd Agatha Raisin and it's a joy to listen. Please please keep them coming!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-07-2020

Engaging

So sad that M C Beaton has passed away and there will be no more stories about Agatha. Thankful I can listen to all her stories again.

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  • Alžběta
  • 15-09-2021

Best book in the series so far!

I am pleasantly surprised at how much I have enjoyed books 14 and 15 in the series. I have listened until now only for the beauty of Penelope Keith's reading of the books. Except for "The Witch of Wyckhadden," the novels were forgettable, and most of the time, I found Agatha's emotional immaturity and obsession with men almost unbearably irritating.
However, at this point, I have got used to Agatha's bad choices and often ridiculous behaviour. More importantly, "The Haunted House" and "The Deadly Dance" are, in my opinion, better plotted and more entertaining and mysterious than all the previous books in the series.
I don't know if M.C. Beaton took a break after writing the first thirteen books or decided to change the direction of the series, but books 14 and 15 feel different. And enjoyably so! I'm looking forward to seeing where the series and Agatha's adventures lead.
Overall, a great mystery beautifully read. Highly recommended!

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 29-03-2020

Great

Another winner from Agatha and superb performance as usual from Penelope Keith, her style makes it all the better, and does credit to M.C. Beaton👍😊

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  • Valerie Martin
  • 16-02-2020

Another good read....

Agatha Raisin is as always.... good. So is Penelope Keith reading the story. I cannot imagine anyone else doing the dialogue. Agatha reminds me of myself.

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  • JM
  • 04-10-2021

Great fun!

Unmissable fun with Agatha plodding along making messes and success wherever she goes. Penelope Keith is quite perfect for the part.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2021

Very entertaining. Great bedtime listening.

Enjoy every one of the Agatha Raisin books especially read by Penelope Keith. Good story lines & brilliantly read.

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  • crochetdiva
  • 14-08-2021

Pure genius!

The brilliant M C Beaton and Penelope Keith make this pairing a truly enjoyable listen, I can't wait formore.

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