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An unabridged reading of an Agatha Raisin mystery from M. C. Beaton, read by Penelope Keith.

There may be trouble ahead... so will Agatha face the music? Can the feisty Agatha cut it as a private investigator? She soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. But then walks in wealthy divorcee Catherine Laggat-Brown, and Agatha is given her first real case.

Death threats, blackmail and physical attack soon follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!

©2004 M.C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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  • june
  • leeds, United Kingdom
  • 08-27-12

really good stories

Would you listen to Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance again? Why?

yes i would

Who was your favorite character and why?

agatha raisin

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

yes she make the story easy to listen too

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

a few parts were sad.

Any additional comments?

can't wait for my next .

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  • Maria
  • NSW, Australia
  • 10-05-11

Addictive

Penelope Keith and MC Beaton are a wonderful combination. Penelope loves and relishes the character she has made her own - Agatha Raisin. Her grasp of different character voices is a treat.
This story is long, with the main protagonists not arriving on the scene until just before chapter 3.
No idea why it is titled the Deadly Dance. Good value.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-16

Another brilliant story, I've absolutely loved it!

This is another fascinating story of Agatha Raisin's adventures. Fantastically written and amazingly performed by Penelopy Keith. She I'd Agatha Raisin and it's a joy to listen. Please please keep them coming!

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  • Sue
  • 03-29-16

Preposterous and Hysterical

These books are not literature. The daft plots are peopled by monsters, except the vicar's wife who is a saint. Agatha is a wonderful fright. I never fail to be horrified when I see myself in some of her more ridiculous qualities.
The story of this one is actually even sillier than usual but the moment when we meet Madame Zora reading fortunes at Sir Charles' fete and hear the line "Madame Zora was Gustav", delivered in impeccable deadpan by the always wonderful Penelope Keith, you know you're on solid ground.
So funny.
I have 15 of the series and will probably keep buying them. Highly addictive so be warned.

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  • pie finger
  • 04-02-17

love these stories

agatha raisin is in all of us. these are silly but highly entertaining stories. I love Penelope Keith's narration and intend to listen to everyone in the series, however unbelievable they are. Just genuinely enjoyable.

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  • kerry
  • 09-03-16

Brilliant

I would recommend this to any raisin fan . The same great far fetched tails , and Agatha at her best . Well read as always . More please

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  • patricia
  • 06-02-16

Agatha raisin mayhem

The narrator seemed to get the characters mixed up and Bill wong became American toward the end of the story which spoiled it for me. apart from that I loved the story as much as the rest of the series.

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  • Mrs
  • 07-08-13

A Great Who Dunnit!

Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance to be better than the print version?

Always enjoy listening to a story rather than reading as can iron at same time!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance?

Not sure there is one specific memorable moment in the book, just a good general all round who dunnit.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The original murder which sets the scene for the book

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No tears or out loud laughing but very listenable!