Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 12
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 12
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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Consistent Development

The stories remain engaging and fresh partly due to the entrance and exit, and re-entrance of various new and old characters. While Bill Wong, the Vicar's wife, and Roy remain consistent interlocutors, they are somewhat more in the background than Agatha's co-sleuths, who carry more of the weight of each story. James Lacey, Charles Fraith, and now John Armitage provide the up front foils for Agatha's detecting and their here, gone, and again here give the stories consistency and grounding. Their serial introductions keep the story line from becoming too staid. These are fun stories and provide good entertainment without the heaviness of more serious stories. Even so, these are not comedies and while there is some humor, it plays a distant role and occurs naturally as part of the story at infrequent, even sparse instances. Recommended

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Another pleasant visit with Agatha

The latest addition in this series is funny, light and very enjoyable. The plot was well developed and the characters intersting and amusing. This is truly a good book.

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Another great story of Agatha and her adventures

Always a great story and a few good laughs following Agatha as she attempts to solve a mystery before the police do.

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love Agatha Raisin

always fun and quirky. will she ever listen to Mrs Bloxby . wait and see who she will love next and how she keeps messing with Bill

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Classic Agatha

All the good elements of an Agatha Raisin:mystery: crime, a new neighbor, and as always Aggie is stubborn, hard-headed and vulnerable. Thought I had read every book to date but after listening I checked and this one is from 2002. Still that didn’t disrupt any major story lines.

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M.C. Beaton does it again

Penelope Keith is excellent! I love every book so far! on to another book !!

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Another great Agatha adventure

I love when Roy makes an appearance! Agatha and her detecting are entertaining as always. A quick and fun read.

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Another Good Story about Agatha Raisin

I have enjoyed many of the characters in the Agatha Raisin series and this is no exception. The narration is excellent.

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Riveting story!

Another great Agatha Raisin mystery. Another man in her life. Another detective for her to annoy.

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Always wonderful. My favorite character?

Once again, another great story. So good that I have actually listened to all of them a few years ago, and am going back through them now that I have audible.