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Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0804111626
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Living in the English Cotswolds and ready for some romance and excitement in her life, amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin gets more than she had bargained for when the charming yet sinister new veterinarian is murdered

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    The Vicious Vet
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 125009397X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Beloved author M.C. Beaton has delighted readers and fans alike with her Agatha Raisin mysteries. Now here is the second novel in the series that started it all...The Vicious Vet. A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS Former London PR agent, Agatha Raisin still hasn't adjusted to village life where the only prospect for a hot evening out is a meeting of the Ladies Society. And since her overtures toward James Lacey—the retired military man next door—have failed, Agatha jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who's single and good-looking. Although Agatha's tabby hasn't a thing wrong with him, Hodge endures having a thermometer shoved up his bum in the name of romance. Unfortunately his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead next to a high-strung horse. The police call the vet's demise a freak accident, but Agatha convinces the hard-to-get James Lacey, who's also bored in the Cotswolds, that playing amateur detective might be fun. Unfortunately, just like curiosity killed the cat, Agatha's inept snooping is soon a motivation for murder...

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    Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781849011822
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha lets sleeping vets lie... Retired PR boss Agatha Raisin is enjoying life in her pretty Cotswold village of Carsely. It even seems likely that the attractive new vet, Paul Bladen, has taken a shine to her. But before romance can blossom, Paul is killed in an accident with Lord Pendlebury's horse. Only the circumstances are rather suspicious. Agatha decides she must once more play amateur investigator. And this cloud has a silver lining - she can persuade her usually stand-offish neighbour, James Lacey, to become her partner in the quest. As usual, Agatha is quite prepared to rush in, heedless of the lurking menace to both James and herself. Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, pack-a-day habit and major man lust. I think she may be living my dream life.' Entertainment Weekly 'Clever red herrings and some wicked unfinished business guarantees that the listener will pant for a sequel.' The Times Audiobook Review

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    Introducing Agatha Raisin
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0312544537
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Presents the first two books in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series, "The Quiche of Death", in which Agatha leaves her successful London firm to settle in the quiet village of Carsely, where she investigates the death of a local baking contest judge; and "The Vicious Vet", where Agatha convinces her neighbor to help her find the person responsible for killing the local vet.

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    The Vicious Vet
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0312939450
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Beloved author M.C. Beaton has delighted readers and fans alike with her Agatha Raisin mysteries. Now here is the second novel in the series that started it all... A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS Former London PR agent, Agatha Raisin still hasn't adjusted to village life where the only prospect for a hot evening out is a meeting of the Ladies Society. And since her overtures toward James Lacey--the retired military man next door--have failed, Agatha jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who's single and good-looking. Although Agatha's tabby hasn't a thing wrong with him, Hodge endures having a thermometer shoved up his bum in the name of romance. Unfortunately his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead next to a high-strung horse. The police call the vet's demise a freak accident, but Agatha convinces the hard-to-get James Lacey, who's also bored in the Cotswolds, that playing amateur detective might be fun. Unfortunately, just like curiosity killed the cat, Agatha's inept snooping is soon a motivation for murder... "Anyone interested in a few hours' worth of intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer "I simply love mysteries that have all the requirements necessary to make them great--the characters, the action, the plots, and that thing we call humanity. Beaton has them all in spades." --Tulsa World

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    The Quiche of Death
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781429901536
  • Reader Reviews : 57
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first book in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Agatha Raisin series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and settles in for an early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. But she soon finds her life of leisure isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Bored, lonely, and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge, Mr. Cummings-Browne, not only snubs her entry but also falls over dead! After her quiche’s secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth. . . . That is, Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper-crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner’s tag on her toe. . . . The Quiche of Death, the first book in this beloved series, is now a Minotaur Signature Edition, complete with a discussion guide and essay by the author.

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    Agatha Raisin y el veterinario cruel / The Vicious Vet: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9788418107863
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Una autora a la altura de Agatha Christie. Una detective a la altura de Miss Marple. Una serie con todo el misterio, el humor y el countryside británicos. Tras haber desenmascarado al asesino de la quiche letal, la fortuna parece sonreír a Agatha Raisin. Aceptada por la pintoresca comunidad de Carsely, y felizmente acompañada de sus dos gatos, su vida transcurre sin otro objetivo que doblegar la indiferencia de James Lacey, militar jubilado por el que Agatha siente verdadera devoción. Un interés que parece evaporarse cuando aparece en escena Paul Bladen, el nuevo veterinario del pueblo, que no se muestra ajeno a sus encantos. Sin embargo, el hombre sucumbe a una inyección destinada a un caballo de carreras, y aunque todo apunta a un accidente, Agatha cree que se trata de un crimen. Ante la sorpresa de los lugareños, el coronel Lacey comparte, por una vez, la hipótesis de su tenaz vecina, hasta el punto de embarcarse con ella en una investigación mucho más peligrosa de lo que ambos habrían podido imaginar. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The Vicious Vet continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS Former London PR agent, Agatha Raisin still hasn't adjusted to village life where the only prospect for a hot evening out is a meeting of the Ladies Society. And since her overtures toward James Lacey—the retired military man next door—have failed, Agatha jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who's single and good-looking. Although Agatha's tabby hasn't a thing wrong with him, Hodge endures having a thermometer shoved up his bum in the name of romance. Unfortunately his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead next to a high-strung horse. The police call the vet's demise a freak accident, but Agatha convinces the hard-to-get James Lacey, who's also bored in the Cotswolds, that playing amateur detective might be fun. Unfortunately, just like curiosity killed the cat, Agatha's inept snooping is soon a motivation for murder...

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    The Agatha Raisin Series, Books 1-3
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781466888760
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling series set in the English Cotswolds, Agatha Raisin, former London PR agent turned private detective, discovers that there is nothing cozy about village life. The bossy, vain, and charmingly insecure Agatha finds that she has a talent for getting herself into trouble. . . and getting to the bottom of a mystery. The Quiche of Death When Agatha enters a village baking contest, she hopes it will make her the toast of the town. But when the judge dies of poisoning, Agatha is forced to admit that she bought the quiche at a bakery in London. When she starts receiving sinister notes Agatha must determine whether they're related to her cheating and meddling or to the suspicious death. It may mean the difference between egg on her face and coroner's tag on her toe. The Vicious Vet Agatha is still trying to adjust to village life, so she jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who is single and good-looking, even though her tabby doesn't have a thing wrong with him. Unfortunately, the vet is soon found dead. The police rule it an accident, but Agatha convinces her bachelor neighbor James Lacey that playing amateur detective might be fun. The Potted Gardener A new woman has caught the eye of Agatha Raisin's neighbor James Lacey. When a series of mysterious assaults on the town's finest gardens is followed by a shocking murder, Agatha gets the chance to remind him of her genius for investigation. She immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up details about the victim-who may just have some hidden dirt of her own.

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    The Agatha Raisin Companion
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9781849016735
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This book is a celebration of all things Agatha Raisin. It includes an introduction by M C Beaton, Agatha's biography, her background and retirement to the Cotswolds, her complex love life and the details of village life in Carsely. There are brief biogs of all the men in her life (there are many), a piece on her cats Hodge and Boswell, and a section on Agatha's Cotswolds, both real and fictitious. Plot summaries of all twenty titles in the series, a quiz to test your Agatha knowledge and a selection of her favourite dishes in Raisin's Recipes rounds off the complete Agatha Companion. It also features line drawings by Alice Tait - the artist of the all new covers in the Agatha Raisin series - throughout.

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    Pushing Up Daisies
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781466861190
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—is back on the case and poking around where she doesn't belong. Agatha Raisin, private detective, resident in the Cotswold village of Carsely, should have been a contented and happy woman... But in M.C. Beaton's Pushing Up Daisies, things are about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. And when Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs, “Do you think I give a damn about what a lot of pesky villagers want?” So it’s no surprise that some in the town are feeling celebratory when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later. The villagers are relieved to learn that Bellington’s son and heir, Damian, has no interest in continuing his father’s development plans. Except the death was apparently murder, and the police see Damian as suspect number one--though Agatha finds plenty of others when he hires her to find the real killer. The good news is that a handsome retired detective named Gerald has recently moved to town. Too bad he was seen kissing another newcomer... Soon, another murder further entangles Gerald and Agatha in a growing web of intrigue as they work with her team of detectives work to uncover the killer’s identity.

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    Agatha Raisin Omnibus: The Quiche of Death, The Potted Gardener, The Vicious Vet and The Walkers of Dembley
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781780335841
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE FIRST FOUR TITLES IN THE ACERBIC, ECCENTRIC AND HILARIOUS AGATHA RAISIN SERIES AT A BARGAIN PRICE. THE QUICHE OF DEATH Revenge is a dish best served warm... High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. She's off to make a new life in a picture-perfect Cotswold village. To make friends, she enters the local quiche-making competition - and to make quite sure of first prize she secretly pays a visit to a London deli.Alas, the competition judge succumbs after tasting her perfect quiche, and Agatha is revealed as a cheat and potential poisoner. Definitely not the best start. So Agatha must turn amateur sleuth - she's absolutely got to track down the real killer! THE POTTED GARDENER Agatha goes digging where she shouldn't... Agatha is taken aback when she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbour, James Lacey. The beautiful Mary Fortune is superior in every way, especially when it comes to gardening - and with Carsely Garden Open Day looming, Agatha feels this deficiency acutely.So when Mary is discovered murdered, buried upside down in a pot, Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the hapless victim. But Agatha has an awkward secret too . . . THE VICIOUS VET Agatha lets sleeping vets lie.. Retired PR boss Agatha Raisin is enjoying life in her pretty Cotswold village of Carsely. It even seems likely that the attractive new vet, Paul Bladen, has taken a shine to her. But before romance can blossom, Paul is killed in an accident with Lord Pendlebury's horse. Only the circumstances are rather suspicious.Agatha decides she must once more play amateur investigator. And this cloud has a silver lining - she can persuade her usually stand-offish neighbour, James Lacey, to become her partner in the quest. As usual, Agatha is quite prepared to rush in, heedless of the lurking menace to both James and herself. THE WALKERS OF DEMBLEY An unexpected hike to the Other Side . . . After time away, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to her handsome neighbour, James Lacey. True, James seems less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, found in a field, is young hiker Jessica Tartinck, who spent her life enraging landowners by insisting on her right to roam. Hope springs eternal in Agatha's breast as she lures the reluctant James into her investigation. There are so many leads to follow, for Jessica's fellow walkers - not to mention the landowners - all seem able to commit murder.

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    Death of an Addict
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0446608289
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF AN ADDICT: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryFormer drug addict Tommy Jarret rents a Scottish chalet to check out reports of a sea monster. But when he is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, constable Hamish Macbeth suspects foul play. Teaming with Glasgow Detective Inspector Olivia Chater, Macbeth goes undercover and dives into the underworld to root out a cartel secretly entrenched in the Highlands.

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    There Goes the Bride
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0312373228
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Despite her interest in a handsome new Frenchman, Agatha Raisin cannot get her mind off her ex-husband James Lacey, especially when his young bride is killed right before saying "I do" and Agatha becomes the prime suspect, leading her to enlist the help of her sidekick Toni to solve the tricky case. From the author of A Spoonful of Poison. Reprint.

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    Hiss and Hers
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250015266
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • If only the bossy, beloved Agatha Raisin were as lucky at finding the right man as she is at catching killers in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of everyone's favorite sleuth, M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is as feisty as ever-armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, there's some biting of a whole other sort going on. 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. Rising to the occasion, Agatha rallies her little detective agency to find the killer, only to learn that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated? Well, if she can't have George, at least Agatha can have the satisfaction of confronting the other women and solving the crime. With Hiss & Hers, once again, "M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery" (The New York Times Book Review) in the irresistible adventures of the irrepressible Agatha.

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    Hot to Trot
  • Author : M. C. Beaton,R. W. Green
  • Publisher : An Agatha Raisin Mystery, 31
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1432884271
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Originally published in the United Kingdom by Constable Books"--Title page verso.

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    Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781466834699
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Something Borrowed, Someone Dead continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. 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 Cotswolds 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, just small things, a teapot here, a set of silverware there. So it's quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. But the village is secretive and the residents resent Agatha's investigation. Of course that doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nose where no one wants it—especially as the suspect list grows. And, as if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha! With M.C. Beaton's Something Borrowed, Someone Dead the bossy, vain, and absolutely irresistible, Agatha Raisin continues to be a fan favorite.

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    The Potted Gardener
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781429988353
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Potted Gardener continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Never say die. That's the philosophy Agatha Raisin clings to when she comes home to cozy Carsely and finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The beautiful newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. And Agatha, that rose with many thorns, hasn't a green thumb to her name. With garden Open Day approaching, she longs for a nice juicy murder to remind James of her genius for investigation. And sure enough, a series of destructive assaults on the finest gardens is followed by an appalling murder. Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up all the dirt on the victim. Problem is, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own...

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    Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780312207076
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Agatha Raisin's marriage was put off when her ex-husband showed up, unfortunately alive. Fortunately, he was murdered and Agatha solved the crime. Now she is off to Cyprus to track down her ex-fiance. Instead of enjoying their planned honeymoon, however, they witness the murder of an obnoxious tourist. Two sets of terrible tourists surround the unhappy couple, arousing Agatha's suspicions. And, much to James' chagrin, she won't rest until she finds the killer. Unfortunately, it seems the killer also won't rest until Agatha is out of the picture. Agatha is forced to track down the murderer, try to rekindle her romance with James, and fend off a suave baronet, all while coping with the fact that it's always bathing suit season in Cyprus.

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    Down the Hatch
  • Author : M. C. Beaton,R.W. Green
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9781250816146
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Beloved New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit T.V. show—is back on the case again in Down the Hatch. Private detective Agatha Raisin, having recently taken up power-walking, is striding along a path in Mircester Park during her lunch break when she hears a cry for help. Rushing over, she finds an elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. Swinburn, in the middle of the green—with the body of an old man lying at their feet. The man, who the coroner determines died by poisoning, was known as "the Admiral," a gardener notorious for his heavy drinking, and Chief Inspector Wilkes writes the death off as an accident caused by the consumption of weedkiller stored in a rum bottle. Agatha is not convinced that anyone would mistake weedkiller for rum but carries on with her work at Raisin Investigations, until she receives an anonymous tip that the Admiral’s death was no accident. Local gossip points to the Swinburns themselves as the killers, spurred by a feud at the club where they, as well as the Admiral, were members. Distraught at this accusation, they turn to Agatha to clear their name, and she takes the case—despite the warnings of Chief Inspector Wilkes. Agatha encounters one suspicious character after another, becoming further enmeshed in the Admiral’s own dark and shady past. And when she's run off the road, narrowly escaping with her life, and then another attack occurs, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want the case closed—and will stop at nothing to prevent Agatha from solving it.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1429901608
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Marital bliss was short-lived for Agatha Raisin. Her marriage to James Lacey was a disaster from the beginning, and in the end, he left her-not for another woman, but for God. After having been miraculously cured of a brain tumor, James has decided to join a monastery in France. Agatha can usually depend on her old friend, Sir Charles Fraith, to be there when times are tough, but even Charles has abandoned her, dashing off to Paris to marry a young French tart. Miserable and alone, Agatha hops on a plane and heads for a remote island in the South Pacific. To Agatha's surprise, she makes friends with her fellow travelers easily, and keeps herself out of mischief, despite the odd feeling she gets from one particularly attractive honeymooning couple. But when she later finds that the pretty bride has drowned under suspicious circumstances, Agatha wishes she had found a way to intervene. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha is grimly determined to move on with her life and to forget about James and Charles. They have, after all, forgotten about her. And what better way than to throw herself into another murder investigation? A woman, dressed in a wedding gown and still clutching her bouquet, has just been found floating in a river. The police say it's suicide, but Agatha suspects the girl's flashy young fiancé. With the help of her handsome, and single, new neighbor, Agatha sets off to prove the police wrong.

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    Death of Yesterday
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781780331058
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A dead witness. A forgotten crime. Hamish Macbeth never had it so hard as in this newest Highlands mystery! Morag Merrilea is working at the Shopmark Fashions factory during her summer holidays to earn some extra cash. But when the art student complains to Hamish about the theft of her sketchbook in the pub, he doesn't take her too seriously. After all, she had been drinking and can't quite remember what happened... and then turns out to be snippy when Hamish questions her further. But then her body is discovered - and Hamish is forced to investigate a crime where the only witness has been murdered . . . 'The detective novels of M. C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status' Anne Robinson, The Times 'The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series . . . beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life' Good Book Guide

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    Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781429901598
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Recently married to James Lacey, the witty and fractious Agatha Raisin quickly finds that marriage, and love, are not all they are cracked up to be. Rather than basking in marital bliss, the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a particularly raucous fight in the local pub, James suddenly vanishes-a bloodstain the only clue to his fate-and Agatha is the prime suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation. But her sleuthing is thwarted when James's suspected mistress, Melissa, is found murdered. Joined by her old friend Sir Charles, Agatha digs into Melissa's past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers. Are Melissa's death and James's disappearance connected? Will Agatha reunite with her husband or will she find herself alone once again?

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    Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 0312117388
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the quarrelsome head of the Dembley Ramblers Association, Jessica Tartinck, turns up dead in the field of the local baronet, the inimitable Agatha Raisin--in another attempt to gain community acceptance--sets out to clear Sir Charles Fraith's name.

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    Death of a Kingfisher
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781455506453
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Travel to the Scotland Highlands with this classic Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery from the author of the Agatha Raisin series. Death of a Kingfisher: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again,the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 125009402X
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Beautiful newcomer Mary Fortune is superior in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. But when Mary is discovered murdered, buried upside down in a pot, Agatha Raisin seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the hapless victim.

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    Agatha Raisin: Hell's Bells
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 9781472109439
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Widowed Mary Bolton, like Miss Jean Brodie, considers herself in her prime. Not satisfied with car boot sales, dances at the bowling club and reading to the elderly, she throws herself into bellringing with gusto - much to the annoyance of her neighbours. But when the industrious Mary is found swinging from a bell rope, Jessica Brand - who only days before had threatened to strangle Mary with the very same rope - fears she will be accused. There's nothing left to do but call in private detective Agatha Raisin to untangle the web of sex, money, deceit ... and murder.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0312973691
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After being shaved bald during a previous case, Agatha Raisin goes to a seaside resort and enlists the aid of a local witch to grow her hair back, putting her right in the middle of things when the witch is found dead. Reprint.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0312948107
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • British sleuth Agatha Raisin investigates the death by poison of her hairdresser. He is believed to have been blackmailing his customers.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1429901578
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. When a fortune teller from a previous case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny-and true love-lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people's homes and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers' gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies. But when a prominent village resident is found murdered, and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she's had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer. The prickly yet endearing Agatha will have fans dangling in suspense: Will she catch her crook-and a husband?

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    The Missing Place
  • Author : Sophie Littlefield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781476757841
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set against the backdrop of North Dakota’s oil boom, two very different mothers form an uneasy alliance to find their missing sons in this heartrending and suspenseful novel from the Edgar Award–nominated author of Garden of Stones. The booming North Dakota oil business is spawning “man camps,” shantytowns full of men hired to work on the rigs, in towns without enough housing to accommodate them. In such twilight spaces, it’s easy for a person to vanish. And when two young men in their first year on the job disappear without a trace, only their mothers believe there’s hope of finding them. Despite reassurances that the police are on the case, the two women think the oil company is covering up the disappearances—and maybe something more. Colleen, used to her decorous life in a wealthy Massachusetts suburb, is determined to find her son. And hard-bitten Shay, from the wrong side of the California tracks, is the only person in town even willing to deal with her—because she’s on the same mission. Overtaxed by worry, exhaustion, and fear, these two unlikely partners question each other’s methods and motivations, but must work together against the town of strangers if they want any chance of finding their lost boys. But what they uncover could destroy them both... Sure to please fans of Sandra Brown and Gillian Flynn, The Missing Place is a moving chronicle of survival, determination, and powerful bonds forged in the face of adversity.

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    The Blood of an Englishman
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780312616267
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger. By the best-selling author of the Hamish Macbeth series.

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    Vietnam 1967-1971
  • Author : John Lund
  • Publisher : Jj's Product Development
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1946195316
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • The year was 1967, and the United States was in a vicious, deadly war against North Vietnam-a war in which political leaders lied to the American people. President Johnson commandeered the American youth, extracting them from their homes and their communities so they could fight a perpetual war he had no strategy or mettle to win.I was one of those American youth whose life changed overnight. When I joined the US Navy, I was sucked up in the vortex of deceit surrounding this trumped-up war. I served three combat deployments on the USS Hancock (CVA-19) aircraft carrier. It was a time of danger, affliction, toil, and stolen years. It was also a time of heartbreak, as I was painfully separated from Sandra, the love of my life and my future.By the grace of God, I returned home. But 58,318 of our finest soldiers, airmen, and sailors came back in body bags. And like most of those who returned home, I still carry the mental and physical scars that still linger on today.This is my story.

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    Someone Else's Summer
  • Author : Rachel Bateman
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780762462216
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • For fans of Julie Halpern and Morgan Matson comes a summer road trip story about adventure, sisters, and finding out who you truly want to be. Anna's always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm's summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever--which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm's list along with her sisters best friend Cameron--the boy next door--who knew that Storm's dream summer would eventually lead to Anna's own self-discovery?

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    The Girl Who Wasn't There
  • Author : Penny Joelson
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781492698869
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • For fans of Karen M. McManus and Kara Thomas comes this riveting new young adult crime thriller packed with mystery and suspense, from the acclaimed author of I Have No Secrets Nothing ever happens on Kasia's street. And Kasia would know, because her chronic illness keeps her stuck at home, watching the outside world from her bedroom window. So when she witnesses what looks like a kidnapping, she's not sure whether she can believe her own eyes... There had been a girl in the window across the street who must have seen something too. But when Kasia ventures out to find her, she is told the most shocking thing of all: There is no girl. Emotional and full of twists, The Girl Who Wasn't There is perfect for readers looking for: teen mystery books diverse, complex characters chronic illness representation from an #ownvoices author books for teens that deal with social issues young adult suspense novels

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    The Vicious Vet
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781429901543
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Vicious Vet continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS Former London PR agent, Agatha Raisin still hasn't adjusted to village life where the only prospect for a hot evening out is a meeting of the Ladies Society. And since her overtures toward James Lacey—the retired military man next door—have failed, Agatha jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who's single and good-looking. Although Agatha's tabby hasn't a thing wrong with him, Hodge endures having a thermometer shoved up his bum in the name of romance. Unfortunately his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead next to a high-strung horse. The police call the vet's demise a freak accident, but Agatha convinces the hard-to-get James Lacey, who's also bored in the Cotswolds, that playing amateur detective might be fun. Unfortunately, just like curiosity killed the cat, Agatha's inept snooping is soon a motivation for murder...

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    Kissing Christmas Goodbye
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0312349114
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bored with the routine cases coming her way, Agatha Raisin finally gets an intriguing case after the poisoning death of a wealthy widow, Mrs. Tamworthy, who had sent Agatha a letter warning that she believed that someone in her family intended to kill her

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    Death of a Policeman
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781455553433
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Travel to the Scotland Highlands with this classic Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery from the author of the Agatha Raisin series. Death of a Policeman: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

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    Agatha Raisin and the First Two Tantalising Cases
  • Author : M.C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781472123701
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Introducing Agatha Raisin! The Quiche of Death High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. She's off to make a new life in a picture-perfect Cotswold village. To make friends, she enters the local quiche-making competition - and to make quite sure of first prize she secretly pays a visit to a London deli. Alas, the competition judge succumbs after tasting her perfect quiche, and Agatha is revealed as a cheat and potential poisoner. Definitely not the best start. So Agatha must turn amateur sleuth - she's absolutely got to track down the real killer! The Vicious Vet Agatha Raisin is enjoying life in her pretty Cotswold village of Carsely. It even seems likely that the attractive new vet, Paul Bladen, has taken a shine to her. But before romance can blossom, Paul is killed in an accident with Lord Pendlebury's horse. Only the circumstances are rather suspicious. Agatha decides she must once more play amateur investigator. And this cloud has a silver lining - she can persuade her stand-offish neighbour, James Lacey, to become her partner in the quest. As usual, Agatha rushes in, heedless of the lurking menace to both James and herself. Agatha Raisin is a Mammoth Screen and [email protected] TV production for Sky 1.

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    Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Much-in-Little
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1472100352
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories
  • Agatha is spending Christmas at home in the Cotswolds, and has invited six of Carsley's oldest residents to come and share Christmas lunch with her. Christmas jollity soon turns to disaster as Agatha accidentally kills one of her guests.