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Agatha Raisin
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  • 1

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (124)

    After years of bullying and cajoling others as a high-flying public relations boss, Agatha Raisin’s early retirement to the picture-postcard village of Carsley in the Cotswolds is a dream come true. And how better to begin making herself a local leading light than by entering the village quiche-making competition? Unburdened by old-fashioned ideas of fair play, the ruthless Agatha decides to ensure she wins by buying her entry from a London delicatessen.

    Sylvia says: "Warning! This series is addictive!"
    Warning! This series is addictive!
    Reviewed on October 12 2013 by Sylvia (CULLMAN, AL, United States)
  • 2

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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    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....

    Bella McGuire says: "Good Book, Disappointing Narrator"
    Good Book, Disappointing Narrator

    Agatha Raisin is back in the village of Carsely, after spending a holiday abroad. She's determined to snag the heart of neighbor, James Lacey. However..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2014 by Bella McGuire (Canada)
  • 3

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

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (66)

    When Agatha returns home after a sojourn in the capital, she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior to Agatha in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. With Carsely Open Day approaching, Agatha longs for some fascinating crime to remind James of her genius for investigation and to distract him from Mary. Soon a series of assaults on the finest gardens is followed by murder when Mary herself is discovered buried upside down in a terracotta pot....

    Bella McGuire says: "I can't get enough of Agatha Raisin!"
    I can't get enough of Agatha Raisin!

    I'm a very fickle reader. I rarely read more than a couple of books in a series before moving onto another series. I switch my series a lot. However, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2014 by Bella McGuire (Canada)
  • 4

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    After six grueling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to the charms of her neighbor, 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....

    Sara says: "I love Agatha Raisin!"
    I love Agatha Raisin!

    I purchased the Agatha Raisin books on my mother's recommendation. The narrator Penelope Keith is wonderful and makes the characters in the book ente..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2013 by Sara (Cleveland, OK, United States)
  • 5

    Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Dramatisation)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    Overall
    (8)
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    (6)
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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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    Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (60)

    Almost bigamy and absolute murder - Agatha Raisin'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. So when Jimmy is found murdered the next day, Agatha and James are both suspects. And they'll have to work together in order to clear their names....

    Julie says: "Poor Agatha! ...Don't skip this one."
    Poor Agatha! ...Don't skip this one.

    Yes. After reading other reviews I was wary of this book by one of my favorite authors. I was curious why so many readers had negative things to say a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2013 by Julie (Alpine, Texas, United States)
  • 6

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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
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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?

    Rachel says: "Agatha goes on "holiday"..."
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  • 7

    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
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (6)
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    (6)
    Story
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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 Witches of Wyckhadden: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    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, as she enquires into the murder she turns up an alarming number of secrets....

    Amazon Customer says: "Agatha and the Supernatural"
    Agatha and the Supernatural

    top ten

    Reviewed on July 10 2014 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 10

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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (49)

    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. 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? Agatha's nose for trouble leads her into a maelstrom of jealousy, blackmail, and dangerous liaisons....

    Tamicat says: "I really enjoy this book."
    I really enjoy this book.

    I like Penelope Keith Agatha Raisin the most of all the narrators.

    Reviewed on May 20 2013 by Tamicat (NY, NY)
  • 11

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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    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....

    dub says: "Love Penelope Keith and series, but not this one"
    Love Penelope Keith and series, but not this one

    I enjoy the Agatha Raisin franchise and think the choice of Penelope Keith as narrator is inspired, but this one is a disappointment. Is MC Beaton re..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2013 by dub (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
  • 12

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    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 sets out to prove them wrong.

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  • 13

    Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate (Dramatisation)

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin is going through a man-hating phase, and so, is unmoved by news of a captivating new curate. But when she meets the golden-haired, blue-eyed Tristan Delon, she is swept off her feet ... along with every other female in the village. She is positively ecstatic when he invites her to dine with him, but the next day Agatha is left with a hangover from hell and someone has done for the curate in the night.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate: Agatha Raisin, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    Amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin is going through a man-hating phase and is unmoved by news of a captivating new curate. But when she meets the golden-haired, blue-eyed Tristan Delon, she is swept off her feet...along with every other female in the village. She is positively ecstatic when he invites her to dine with him, but the next day Agatha is left with a hangover from hell and Tristan is worse off: he's dead.

    Ms Marple says: "Easy Listening with a storyline to keep you engage"
    Easy Listening with a storyline to keep you engage

    Mysteries are difficult to listen to again as you already know the outcome, but I would recommend this book if you want something "light" to listen to..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2014 by Ms Marple (lawrence, KS)
  • 14

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    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, solving a crime is much more fun than ghost-busting. Very soon she’s up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbor.

    Mary says: "An amusing story"
    An amusing story

    I liked it a lot

    Reviewed on February 04 2013 by Mary (St. Joseph, MO, United States)
  • 15

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Can the feisty Agatha Raisin 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 in walks wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown, and presents Agatha with her first real case. Death threats, blackmail, and worse quickly follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!

    Bella McGuire says: "Agatha is back and causing more trouble!"
    Agatha is back and causing more trouble!

    Agatha Raisin, amateur sleuth extraordinaire, has decided to start up her own detective agency. At first things are slow going with lost cats. However..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2014 by Bella McGuire (Canada)
  • 16

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    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.

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  • 17

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Agatha Raisin thinks she’s in for a treat when her ex-husband, James Lacey, invites her on a holiday. But to her horror, his idea of an exotic destination is a small, rundown resort of Snoth-on-Sea. Needless to say, the break doesn’t go as planned. When a fellow guest in their hotel is found murdered, Agatha herself becomes a suspect - and it looks as if she will be solving this particular case from the confines of a prison cell....

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  • 18

    Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (56)

    The 17th Agatha Raisin mystery. After Agatha hires a teen sleuth to take over the pet recovery side of the business, she looks into the case of a rich old woman who suspects that family members are plotting her murder.

    Jackie A. Lucas says: "Great reader"
    Great reader

    The story is good and the reader, Donada Peters, is one of the best I've heard.

    Reviewed on May 28 2012 by Jackie A. Lucas ()
  • 19

    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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    (14)
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    (13)
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    (13)

    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

    There Goes the Bride: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    (152)
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    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has set her sights on a handsome and beguiling new Frenchman, she can't quite stop obsessing about James. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying "I do" and Agatha is named the prime suspect.

    connie says: "not up to Lady Rose quality"
    not up to Lady Rose quality

    I adore Beaton/Chesney's campy Edwardian Lady Rose "cozies" and even enjoy Hamish MacBeth in small doses -- but I found this (my first Agatha Raisin)..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 21

    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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    (18)
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    (11)
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    (11)

    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.

    Paulette says: "Beaton cannot be beat!"
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  • 22

    As the Pig Turns

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
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    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
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    The picturesque Cotwsold village of Winter Parva has decided to warm the post-Christmas season by roasting a pig in the town square. Agatha, always one for a good roasting, organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem... Stop!" she screams suddenly. The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the good people of the village. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police....

    G. Byrge says: "Beaton always delivers"
    Beaton always delivers

    Agatha Raisin is definitely human. She can be petty, crabby, selfish - in other words, just like the rest of us. She is not a superhero in any sens..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by G. Byrge (Upper Peninsula, MI USA)
  • 23

    Hiss and Hers: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Agatha has fallen head over heels in love - again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: A poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike.

    Maureen says: "Pity for the narration but story also lacking"
    Pity for the narration but story also lacking

    No. Plot was more vicious than usual, and narration was problematic.

    Reviewed on March 06 2013 by Maureen (Salem, OR, United States)
  • 24

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (68)

    Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh, and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswold hills, she was heartily welcomed. She seemed a do-gooder par-excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back. They're just small things - a teapot here, a set of silverware there - so it's quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered with a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine.

    Ann Booker says: "WHY PENELOPY KEITH????"
    WHY PENELOPY KEITH????

    Story is wonderful as usual, yet Mrs Keith who is an accomplished actress, successfully portrays upper class English women chosen to read this is beyo..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2014 by Ann Booker (Columbia, MD USA)