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At home alone for the holidays, Agatha Raisin decides to host a dinner party for the elder residents in her Cotswold village of Winter Parva. Agatha's never been much of a homemaker, but she's dead set on making this the perfect holiday for the 'crumblies', as she affectionately calls them. She's decorated a tree while fending off her cats, Hodge and Boswell, and even made a (lumpy) Christmas pudding in between swigs of rum. But when Agatha dumps the pudding on the head of the local self-proclaimed lothario - an 85-year-old with a beer belly and fingers like sausages - his death by dessert proves more than a trifle as mysteries mount higher than the season's snowfall. So much for trying to do good by her neighbors. Now Agatha needs no less than a Christmas miracle to get herself out of this one.

©2012 M. C. Beaton (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Mr Adrian Paul Friar
  • 12-25-16

Funny and enjoyable.

Penny Keith read the story incredibly well and her accents for each of the characters made the interaction of each person unique and more real.

A quick book to walk a dog too for the 1hr10 and you could be rewarded with the Done and Dusted merit badge for the stats.

My first interaction with Agatha Raisin and will have to consider engaging with her again in another book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-25-16

A serving of festive fun

An amusing short that passed a long journey through the Highlands in an enjoyable fashion, narrated with aplomb by the lovely Penelope Keith. Quite an abrupt ending but enjoyable nonetheless.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-25-17

A little smile

Great humorous ,tongue in cheek tale,
Wonderfully read by a great actress,
Bringing to life some characters we all
Meet from time to time, thoroughly enjoyed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Miss Condon-greening
  • 05-12-17

Christmas chaos.

Classic Agatha Raisin. She does it her way. witty, strong getting vulnerable. Great story., fantastic

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  • Farniboy
  • 03-16-17

A Perfect, Quick Festive Listen.

If you could sum up Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble in three words, what would they be?

Fun Festive Froth

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

A good, plummy narration.

Any additional comments?

I bought this book because it was the deal of the day. It definitely isn't worth the £6.99 that it's currently priced at. But, that moan apart, it was a nice festive listen as I wrapped up the Christmas presents.

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  • M.J.S.
  • 02-13-17

Not the best Agatha Raisin story!

What did you like best about Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble? What did you like least?

Good characters well described as usual. Brilliant narration by Penelope Keith as always. The storyline was a little weaker than other Agatha Raisin books I have read.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Penelope Keith makes most books interesting by her gripping narration. The investigation was intriguing initially and was an average whodunnit- just not quite up to the standard of other Agatha Raisins. .

Have you listened to any of Penelope Keith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes! Excellent narration and character portrayal. Faultless!

Could you see Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

A short play starring Penelope Keith and others from To the Manor Born maybe!

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  • Benny
  • 01-07-17

Short and sweet.

Just the right lighthearted tale for Christmas. It has given me incentive to find out more about Agatha Raisin.

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 01-04-17

interesting story

I quite liked this short Christmas story. Even thought it was only over 1 hour long but still it was enjoyable detective plot. Narration wa well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-01-17

Good as usual

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

She just knows her job. Her voice for this kind of a genre is just perfect.

Any additional comments?

I bought this as a Christmas treat and liked the story altogether. Agatha amuses me and even as a short story this was a time well spent.

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  • AndreaW
  • 12-30-16

Agatha does it again.

An enjoyable short story. Read very well by Penelope Keith. Just wish it was longer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful