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    • The Dead Ringer

    • The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 29
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna is best known for the medieval church of St. Ethelred and its bells, which are the pride and glory of the whole community. As the bell-ringers get ready for the visit of the dashing Bishop Peter Salver-Hinkley, the whole village is thrown into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Agatha convinces one of the bell-ringers, the charming lawyer Julian Brody, to hire her to investigate the mystery of the Bishop's ex-fiancee: a local heiress, Jennifer Toynby, who went missing years ago and whose body was never found.

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley

    • Agatha Raisin, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    After six grueling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to the charms of her neighbor, James Lacey. True, James is less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, hiker Jessica Tartinck, spent her life enraging wealthy landowners by insisting on her walking club’s right to hike over their properties. Now she has been found dead....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Very British Anti-Cozy Mystery🍻

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Death of an Honest Man

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another good story

    • By Elijah Sandford on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

    • Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    Agatha Raisin's neighboring village of Ancombe is usually the epitome of quiet rural charm, but the arrival of a new mineral-water company - which intends to tap into the village spring - sends tempers flaring and divides the parish council into two stubborn camps. When Agatha, who happens to be the PR person for the water company, finds the council chairman murdered at the spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members have silenced the chairman before he could cast the deciding vote?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the weakest of the series

    • By SophNevie on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

    • Agatha Raisin, Book 1
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,523

    After years of bullying and cajoling others as a high-flying public relations boss, Agatha Raisin’s early retirement to the picture-postcard village of Carsley in the Cotswolds is a dream come true. And how better to begin making herself a local leading light than by entering the village quiche-making competition? Unburdened by old-fashioned ideas of fair play, the ruthless Agatha decides to ensure she wins by buying her entry from a London delicatessen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning! This series is addictive!

    • By Sylvia on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 14
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    Reports of a haunted house soon have amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin snooping around, only to discover the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy on whom someone is playing a practical joke. But then the old lady is murdered and, for Agatha, solving a crime is much more fun than ghost-busting. Very soon she’s up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha Raisin is British Cozy at it's best!

    • By Natshell on 05-03-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

    • Agatha Raisin, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,059
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 959
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 959

    In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr. Paul Bladen is accidentally killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury’s horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidedly suspicious....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Disappointing Narrator

    • By Cozy Reader on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 8
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    The local ladies all deem Mr. John a wizard, so when Agatha Raisin finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their budding romance is cut short when Mr. John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case. Was it one of Mr. John’s many lady clients, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The series is a delightful addiction.

    • By Margaret on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Witches' Tree

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    Driving home from a dinner party in the village of Sumpton Harcourt, Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. An elderly spinster has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

    • Agatha Raisin, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 761

    When Agatha returns home after a sojourn in the capital, she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior to Agatha in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. With Carsely Open Day approaching, Agatha longs for some fascinating crime to remind James of her genius for investigation and to distract him from Mary. Soon a series of assaults on the finest gardens is followed by murder when Mary herself is discovered buried upside down in a terracotta pot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Carol J Orr on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Hiss and Hers

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 23
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    Agatha has fallen head over heels in love - again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: A poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pity for the narration but story also lacking

    • By Maureen on 03-06-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Death of a Gossip & Death of a Cad

    • The First Two Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 414

    When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers - or was it the fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills - until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a character!

    • By C. Morris on 07-28-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and the Witches of Wyckhadden

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 9
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    Suffering from bald patches thanks to a hair conditioner spiked with depilatory cream - supplied by the murderess in her last investigation - Agatha escapes to the coastal resort of Wyckhadden to allow her crowning glory to recover in privacy. A local witch provides her with hair tonic and Agatha’s lost locks begin to grow - but then the witch is found bludgeoned to death. The elderly residents at Agatha’s faded hotel seem innocuous enough, if a little odd. But, as she enquires into the murder she turns up an alarming number of secrets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best One So Far

    • By K on 03-25-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • There Goes the Bride

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has set her sights on a handsome and beguiling new Frenchman, she can't quite stop obsessing about James. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying "I do" and Agatha is named the prime suspect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha always makes me smile

    • By Susanne on 05-29-11

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Agatha's First Case

    • An Agatha Raisin Short Story
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 436

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha's Origins

    • By Bibliopa on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    Agatha Raisin, retired PR supremo, has been spurned at the alter by the man of her dreams - her attractive neighbor James Lacey. So temporarily deserting the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely, she pursues her fleeing fiancé to north Cyprus where, instead of enjoying a romantic honeymoon, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Can the duo forget their differences and resume their strangely successful sleuthing partnership?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • . . . Off on a Rabbit Trail . . . to Cyprus

    • By Debbie on 10-18-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Blood of an Englishman

    • The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 25
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 309

    Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agatha watches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then a trapdoor opens… followed by a scream and then silence. Surely, this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, awful narration

    • By lisa on 09-25-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Kissing Christmas Goodbye

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. This year Agatha is sure that if she invites James to a splendid Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. But that fantasy will have to wait for now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bring back Penelope Keith

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 10
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Feeling jilted and cross, Agatha follows a fortune-teller's advice and rents a cottage in the pretty village of Fryfam, where she hopes good fortune and true love will come chasing after her. Unfortunately, her romantic notions are soon dispelled by the strange goings-on in the village. What are those strange lights in Agatha's back garden? Who is stealing paintings and pottery? And who murdered the local squire? Agatha's nose for trouble leads her into a maelstrom of jealousy, blackmail, and dangerous liaisons....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh no!

    • By bigdjunta on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 24
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh, and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswold hills, she was heartily welcomed. She seemed a do-gooder par-excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back. They're just small things - a teapot here, a set of silverware there - so it's quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered with a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the BEST Agatha Raisin yet!

    • By Sylvia on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $20.97

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