Beating About the Bush

An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 30
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 30
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (442 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems. 

The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity, before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. Then, as a possible solution to the factory murder unfolds, her own life is thrown into deadly peril. Will Agatha get her man at last? Or will the killer get her first? 

©2019 M. C. Beaton (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Penelope is back!!

I'm so happy Penelope is back. Please keep her. I can listen to her all day

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Agatha at her best

Narration perfect. but this story has it all. Less obsessive , and a bit more matured, Agatha is a worthy friend, employer, and heroine.

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Hooray we have our narrator back!

Having a new narrator is hard but after so many books by one it’s even harder. I felt at home with Ms. Keith! I was hesitant to buy the audio because I didn’t enjoy the last ones but once I saw her name I purchased! The book grabs you right in the beginning ....typical Agatha!

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Penelope Keith and Agatha Raisin are back

I did not realize how much I missed these two wonderful women. The story had a most original plot line and I am hoping for another great one soon. Please do not keep us waiting so long

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I love the Agatha Raisin mystery series and I'm sad at the thought that it might be the last book. I'm even more sad about the author's death. Agatha Raisin is a well written an well developed character. I have enjoyed every book in this series and will be forever grateful for the books left behind by Ms. Beaton.

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A bit underwhelmed

I was a bit underwhelmed. The donkey hijinks were a miss for me. Missing something.

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Really exciting

Agatha really gets in trouble in this one! Also some great humor, a donkey, and true friends are revealed.

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Beating About the Bush

Did not enjoy this book as much as the previous ones; Not enough Mrs Bloxy' Charles' James etc wasted too much time on characters we. Didn't care about.

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Best of last three

Much tighter and better edited than last three titles, but felt like it could have been longer. Don't want to wait a year for Charles' fate!

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excellent!

this eposode in the life of Agatha is once again fantastic! the story was easy to follow full of twists and turns and so exciting!! i am waiting for the next adventure so excited! love this character and the storyline.

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