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Agatha's First Case Audiobook

Agatha's First Case: An Agatha Raisin Short Story

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At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

Teller, impressed with the pugnacious Agatha, asks her to handle PR for him and even offers her an office and tells her she can hire a staff. Certainly the best thing Agatha can do for her first client is to find out who really murdered his wife and clear his name. And with her wits and gumption, Agatha sets out to do just that.

New York Times best-selling author M. C. Beaton's character Agatha Raisin is beloved by millions, and this brand-new short story takes us back to where it all began with Agatha's first case.

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Bibliopa 01-24-16
    Bibliopa 01-24-16
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    "Agatha's Origins"

    Charming short story explaining Agatha Raisin's first case and how she got her start. Hearing about her sad upbringing certainly gives one more sympathy for the character. It's easy to see why she had to develop the hard shell she has in the series. She's always seemed a tough nut with a heart of gold.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    FlyGirl 08-22-15
    FlyGirl 08-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun!!"

    It was fun hearing how Agatha might have started her career. Since this seems like an afterthought story and not really a prequel to the series...I say...might have started. Still is was a fun little short story....would love to listen to more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 08-15-15
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 08-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A Nice Tease"

    This was a nice tease considering a new Agatha Raisin book will be released since. I enjoyed this book. Agatha was born with spunk!

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    cineeky 08-16-16
    cineeky 08-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun!"

    Really enjoyed this short that told us how Agatha got her start. Clever, fun, straight up Agatha. A quick and infinitely enjoyable read.

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    Tonja G. Breidenbach 07-16-16
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    "boring"

    the idea of the book was good but it felt like it was a 500 page book condensed into a 50 page book. everything went so right for Agatha and she was so amazing at everything. boring no character development

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    Cozy Reader Canada 08-11-15
    Cozy Reader Canada 08-11-15
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    "Where It All Began!"

    I've been reading the Agatha Raisin mysteries for the last few years and I've loved every one of them. Agatha is big on spirit and determination and regardless of your age she sure is a great model for the strong, confident woman with a "can-do" attitude! When I heard M.C. Beaton was writing a story about her first case, I was excited. I wanted to know what Agatha was like in her 20s!

    In this story we get to meet Agatha when she is 26. She is just starting out at a ad agency as a general "dogsbody" and has quite made it yet. She gets thrust in the middle of a murder case, and alike to her cases later on, she bumbles around and gets everything right. She's hesitant to begin with, but her strong passion to make something of herself shines through and she starts to show the Agatha Raisin spirit that we all love!

    Agatha Raisin is my all time favorite sleuth and I simply loved her first story. I'm hoping maybe one day M.C. Beaton will write more stories of her younger days, as this one was a delight.

    If you're a new fan to the Agatha Raisin mysteries this would be the perfect place to start.

    I enjoyed Alison Larkin's narration. Penelope Keith is my all-time favorite narrator of this series but Alison's narration was quite good too.

    Definitely a A+ listen and I can't wait for the new book, Dishing the Dirt!

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    KS 08-17-17
    KS 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Short and fun"

    Disappointed it was not longer but the story ran it's course so nothing left hanging. Liked "learning" about Agatha's early years. ☺️

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    Tina L. 05-18-17
    Tina L. 05-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "very short but good back ground."

    loved this book as well as the others. this books gives the read a look into Agatha's younger years . As a reader and fan of this series this book helped me understand Agatha's jealousy towards the younger Toni and all youthful women.

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    J Funk 01-26-17
    J Funk 01-26-17
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    "Alison Larkin is the wrong narrator for Agatha Rai"

    Alison Larkin is not a good narrator, especially for this author. The story was very good though!

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    KSandman 05-31-16
    KSandman 05-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "When is the next book coming?!"

    This was great but way too short! When will we hear about Agatha s next adventure?

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