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    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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 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 794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 721

    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

    • Lady Fortescue Steps Out

    • The Poor Relation, Book 1
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,217

    Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming Regency Fun - Romance & Adventure

    • By Clare on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies, and Liquor

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 17
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    Agatha Raisin thinks she’s in for a treat when her ex-husband, James Lacey, invites her on a holiday. But to her horror, his idea of an exotic destination is a small, rundown resort of Snoth-on-Sea. Needless to say, the break doesn’t go as planned. When a fellow guest in their hotel is found murdered, Agatha herself becomes a suspect - and it looks as if she will be solving this particular case from the confines of a prison cell....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story in a fantastic series

    • By bigdjunta on 03-23-18

    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 216
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    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

    • 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 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 385

    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'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 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 407

    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 Deadly Dance

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 15
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    Can the feisty Agatha Raisin 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 in walks wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown, and presents Agatha with her first real case. Death threats, blackmail, and worse quickly follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha is back and causing more trouble!

    • By Cozy Reader on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • 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 1,024
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 928

    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

    • Miss Tonks Turns to Crime

    • The Poor Relation, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775

    The poor relations, those genteel paupers of society who live on little more than their dignity, have banded together and started The Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations - but as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Now once more they are in need of funds. To stoop to crime in their days of poverty was one thing, but to turn to it again when they have enjoyed a certain amount of success is quite another. But they all agree: the hotel must go on.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Regency Fun! Miss Tonks Saves the Day!

    • By Clare on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 16
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door of her detective agency, determined to prove that his wife is cheating on him, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife: young, pretty, and a regular volunteer at church. But just as Agatha is ready to give up, Smedley is poisoned with weed killer, leaving Mabel, the prime suspect, poised to inherit a fortune.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, interesting plot evolutions

    • By bigdjunta on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 5
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    Almost bigamy and absolute murder - Agatha Raisin's life is never dull.... The morning of Agatha's longed-for marriage to James Lacey dawns bright and clear. But her luck runs out in the church when Jimmy, the husband she had believed long dead, turns up large as life and twice as ugly. Agatha has a go at strangling him. It's all too much for James, who breaks off the engagement. So when Jimmy is found murdered the next day, Agatha and James are both suspects. And they'll have to work together in order to clear their names....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Agatha! ...Don't skip this one.

    • By Julie on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    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

    • Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey. Duck and Cover Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsely decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up. But the village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly while the killer is still amongst them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's a radio show

    • By barbara on 10-06-15

    Regular price: $7.24

    • 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 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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

    • Pushing Up Daisies

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 259

    When Agatha Raisin left behind her public-relations business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds, where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend, Sir Charles Fraith, attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • TERRIBLE NARRATION!

    • By Sabrina on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Death of a Hussy

    • A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 5
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor - with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite Hamish Macbeth mystery

    • By Sarah on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    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

    • 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 431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    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 Day the Floods Came

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 12
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    Abandoned by new husband, James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple but, tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation - a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha sets out to prove them wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another pleasant visit with Agatha

    • By Beatrice on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $13.96

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