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Publisher's Summary

Ever since the death of his father, poor Fellworth Dolphin has slaved away as a waiter to support his miserly, cold-hearted mother. When his mother suddenly dies, Fellworth is shocked to discover that she has left him a sizable inheritance. Confused, Fell teams up with Maggie, a plain girl with a similar background, to investigate the source of the riches. But what they find is a closet full of skeletons....

Is it really possible Fell’s father was involved in a long-ago train robbery? Who’s the mysterious woman in the portrait hidden in his mother’s wardrobe?

As Maggie and Fell poke around the village for answers, they find themselves on a surprise-filled path to danger and adventure, and - just possibly - love. But Fell’s sudden good fortune could come to an abrupt end if he doesn’t stay one step ahead of a cunning killer....

©2001 M. C. Beaton. Excerpt from Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell copyright © 2002 M. C. Beaton (P)2013 AudioGO

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Delightful Story

I have listened to this audiobook at least 20 times and it never gets old. It's definitely charming, albeit a bit old fashioned, and the characters feel like old friends.

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A Delightful Book

I don’t review books, but I must recommend this one.
I don’t read romances, usually preferring mysteries, but the romance in this mystery is its best feature, even though the mystery is great, too. In short, I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. The narration by Clive Anderson is spot on. I will be choosing more by M. C. Beaton.

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Great fun

I have listened to all of Agatha Raisins exploits and this one for me while I've liked and loved them all is I believe my favorite.

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At least it was free

This is one of those stories where the main characters are so unlikeable that you end up rooting against them. Fell, in particular, came across as weak, helpless, and whiny. How he could possible feel himself to be superior to Maggie is beyond me. The constant complaints about the heat, and his need to go ‘rest’ made him seem like he belonged in a nursing home. Maggie was okay. Just a little too blind to all of Fell’s glaring faults. There was too much emphasis put on her physical appearance. One minute she is attractive and receiving attention from other men and then poof! She puts on her glasses and is apparently transformed into an ogre. The storyline was boring. Even the ‘action scenes’ were dull. I lost interest and quit listening before the big reveal of who was behind the robbery. And I am not even curious how it ended.

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couldn't stop listening

I couldn't stop listening to this gift book sample.

This writing and narration took my attention and, I expect, will again. I only wish it was the start of a series. Thank you Audible for this included gift.

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just pals

I like people who are a little odd this book gave me an interesting mystery and two slightly odd people

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A pleasant romp

This is a cozy story and an easy listen. Nothing too stressful, nothing devastating, a little fun, a little intrigue, a little romance, a little suspense. Just the antidote for a stressful, often mean-spirited world. I liked it.

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The best...

This is just about the best MC button book I have ever read, and I have read many of her books. Delightful characters, artfully developed.

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British Mystery and Romance

M.C. Beaton weaves a tale of mystery involving train robbery, unknown parentage and a slowly evolving romance between two people who don't realize their feelings. A few surprises along the way keep the listener wondering, what's next?
The narration by Clive Anderson was enjoyable.

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Mystery, romance, and the English country side,

the perfect combination for a delightful listen. The characters are perfectly captured by the narrator.

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