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Publisher's Summary

Agatha Raisin's neighboring 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? It is up to Agatha, still nursing a bruised heart from her broken engagement, to investigate the councilors, solve the crime - and promote the water company in the face of all this scandal.

©2007 M. C. Beaton (P)2007 AudioGO

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On to the next!

At the risk of repeating myself, I LOVE THIS SERIES, and I strongly recommend that you get it.
I would also like to reiterate how funny these stories are. I find myself LOL while I listen--the problem being that I'm sometimes listening at 0200 in the morning. Yeah, my Husband was NOT happy.
On to the next!

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Possibly the weakest of the series

In this book the author uses too much I think of the established patterns in the previous stories. The book reads oddly formulaic. The performance as usual from Penelope Keith is wonderful but the material is fairly reasonable at best

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LOVE Agatha

Agatha Raisin has to be my all time favorite character. I read a wide range of books but keep coming back for more mysteries!

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Agatha Raisin does it again! A funny adventure with laugh out loud moments. Keith rocks as narrator!

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Agatha, Agatha

Agatha is getting kinda whiney. All she wants is James, but he keeps treating her like crap and she goes along with it, leaving this book ending in the same place as the last. Roy is the saving character in this book adding some very lacking comedic relief.

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Gr8 book, & almost perfect narration

This installment in M.C. Beaton’s “Agatha Raisin” detective series is a very good one; gr8 pacing, characterization, plotting, and REALISTIC depiction of the behaviour of a woman who has very little self-esteem re her appeal to the opposite sex, and whose behaviour is strongly influenced by her childhood trauma.

Penelope Keith’s narration is ALMOST perfect; her other A.R. book narrations to which I have listened HAVE been perfect :-) The only boo-boo which she makes in THIS particular performance is her incredibly bad attempt at Asian accents; the Chinese and Japanese characters to whom she gives voice SORT OF sound like they’re from India and its environs, but not quite. They REALLY do NOT sound as if they are from China, Japan, or anywhere else in Asia (Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, etc.).

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Very entertaining series

Enjoying this series. Well written with good character development. Immerses readers into plots. Thanks for the journey into the English countryside.

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Love this leading lady

I love this series! Agatha is a leading lady you can really support! Hooked on this series.

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Very nice.

Sorry it ended! Enjoyed it very much. Well narrated and clear interesting voices for individual characters.

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Not a fun read

What disappointed you about Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death?

Previous AR books were cheeky and fun but #7 has most everyone being nasty to each other which became quickly tiring. Doubt that I will continue on with this series.