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Publisher's Summary

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.

But just as Agatha is ready to give up, Smedley is poisoned with weed killer, leaving Mabel, the prime suspect, poised to inherit a fortune. With no one left to pay her, Agatha has to drop the investigation - that is, until her old friend Sir Charles Fraith turns up again to rekindle her curiosity in the case.

©2005 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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Loved it. Enjoying listening to Ms Keith who herself is Agatha as soon as she speaks Thank you M C Beaton.

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  • 07-04-2013

A very pleasant listen

I listened to this audio book on a whim as I couldn't get the book from the library. I am slightly Agatha Raisin obsessed at the moment. Don't ask me why I don't know the answer. She often exasperates me and the writing can be slightly repetitive and yet I still can't stop. I just love them, they are almost cosy?!?



With regards to this audio book...it made me laugh out loud on several occasions. Penelope Keith's "voices" and the way she portrayed Agatha was pretty much spot on for me. I would thoroughly recommend it and look forward to listening to more of these (despite having read the books) as Penelope Keith really does add another dimension. Wonderful, none taxing relaxing and just plain marvellous.

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  • Mrs
  • 27-07-2018

easy read

A fantastic listen which doesn't require too much concentration. Brilliantly narrated by Penelope Keith. thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • JM
  • 09-11-2021

Twists and turns and fun!!

Except for Penelope Keith’s derogatory and inaccurate foreign accents, Beaton’s Agatha Raisin saves my day any day!

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  • Rosielil
  • 16-09-2021

Very entertaining

Another entertaining book of Agatha Raisi, I cant wIt for the next one. More giggles to come?

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  • Rebecca Hayes
  • 27-11-2021

Lovely cosy mystery

l really enjoyed this Agatha Raisin cosy mystery which was full of interesting characters I recommend this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-2021

Awful

Narrator's accents were terrible, everyone sounded shrill and Scottish but it was set in southern England! Story was boring and the characters shallow and occasionally offensive, especially towards women.

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  • Alžběta
  • 15-11-2021

Light and cosy.

Another light and cosy tale of Agatha's sleuthing and adventures flawlessly read by Penelope Keith. I particularly liked the new characters joining the agency. Very enjoyable.

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  • 12-08-2021

good read

once again I have enjoyed this book looking forward to the next one love them

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  • NJ
  • 26-06-2021

A good listen

This was a little different. For once, the reader, like Agatha, knows in their heart who the murderer from quite early on.

Finding out the how and why was an interesting journey because even Agatha had no idea really, just a feeling.

An early feeling like that would normally be a red herring so it was a nice change.

Perfectly read by the wonderful Penelope Keith.

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  • crochetdiva
  • 28-05-2021

Another great listen

Easy listening with lots going on. it was very interesting with some exciting twists. Very well narrated.

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