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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely, and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest. Despite the fact that Agatha has never baked a thing in her life, she is sure the pie she has secretly bought from an upper-crust London quicherie will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge not only snubs her entry―but falls over dead!

Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

Agatha Raisin hasn't quite adjusted to the slow pace of village life, or to the failure of her overtures to her handsome neighbor, James Lacey. Since the new vet in town is young and good looking, Agatha's perfectly healthy tabby endures a nasty physical exam in the name of romance. Unfortunately, his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead. The police call the death a freak accident, but Agatha convinces James that playing amateur detective might be fun. Unfortunately, just as curiosity killed the cat, Agatha's inept snooping is soon a motivation for murder.

©2016 M. C. Beaton (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Really enjoying this series!

Well, as I've read all of the Daisy Dalrymple and Her Royal Spyness series I was hoping to come across another cozy, English mystery series that was well-written, had enjoyable characters, and was an already well-established series. Agatha has fit the bill and I have to say of our three heroines Agatha is my favorite. She's a tough, in-your-face woman with hysterical lapses in judgement, yet capable of profound insight. She portrays herself as the HBIC, been there, done that, but at times seems incredibly naive, especially where men are concerned.
I've blown through three books and I can't wait to continue. On to the next!

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Very entertaining!

I really enjoyed the adventures of my new character and friend, Agatha Raisin. She is a hoot! The readers were excellent!

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Quirky and Cozy

This download was books 1 and 2 of the Agatha Raisin series. Agatha is a cantankerous, quirky, and thoroughly charming, ex-PR professional from London. Having retired and moved to a small bucolic town, she finds herself getting involved in and solving local crimes. The two books have different narrators, both excellent, yet quite different in their approach.

The charm of these books lies in getting to know the primary characters: Agatha is a pragmatic businesswoman who has bouts of teenage love fantasies. Bill is the local young police detective who genuinely likes Agatha, while being nervous about her meddling and sleuthing. James lives in the cottage next door. He is a handsome, retired army colonel who joins Agatha in her adventures but shies away from any romantic attachment. In addition there is a host of local ladies who add all sorts of warmth and color to the comings and goings.

If you love cozy British mysteries, this is a must listen. However if you are looking for edge of your seat mysteries with complex and fascinating plot lines, this series won't be for you.

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I love this book series!! Very entertaining!!

Loved it. The characters are so well developed. I also watched the movies this closely matched.

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Very Entertaining

The first book in this series was better than the second, perhaps due to the narration; however, I enjoyed them both immensely.

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great for falling asleep

zzzzzzzz. I kept trying because my friends raved about these books. I guess I picked the wrong one :(

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Super cute

Fun story, sassy main character, cozy mystery. If you’re looking for a good, lighthearted read, this is it

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Excellent cozy murder

Just discovered agatha raisin. Will get the series. Thoroughly enjoyable and well narrated by both readers.

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MORES THE PITY.

I'm sad to say.. I listened to 2 chapters and did not like the character at all. The performance was outstanding ( Penelope Keith) but Agatha seemed to be a selfish, egocentric woman, who enjoys cheating and hoodwinking people as some sort of medal of honor( ie the cleaning lady) This is too bad because I was looking for a new cottage/cozy series. and this has a ton of books. :( I probably wouldn't enjoy a story about this woman with no redeeming qualities.-- I could just watch the news to get that, I guess my search will continue for another good mystery series * sigh

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