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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.

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kindle Customer Jenni
  • 12-02-2021

BRILLIANT!

l really enjoyed this book. lt's the best l've read so far - really funny.

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  • Julie-Ann Amos
  • 04-02-2021

Odd slip in voice

I’ve left all of these, and Penelope Keith is amazing. So I was really surprised when during the course of this one Bill Wong developed an American accent instead of a west country accent! Apart from that great as usual

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  • NJ
  • 05-03-2020

What a joy!

I enjoy Agatha Raisin on BBC i-player and saw the audiobooks in the 2 for 1 sale. Having been a huge fan of Penelope Keith since my childhood, I couldn't bare the thought of someone else voicing the books. I looked and to my delight, she was the narrator!

There are very few detective stories that I really enjoy but there's such a sense of fun with Agatha Raisin and great plots that I can listen to them over and over. This was no exception and has held my attention from start to finish with Penelope Keith reading each person brilliantly.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-2019

Best so far

My favourite so far. I liked the way different murderers accidentally thwarted each other in ludicrous coincidences. Only slight annoyance was that Gustav seems to have have changed accent since the last book.

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