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Recently married to James Lacey, Agatha quickly finds out that it's not all 'happy ever after' - before long the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a fight down the local pub, James vanishes completely, leaving a bloodstain as the only clue to his fate. Naturally, Agatha is Prime Suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation - and promptly finds a murdered mistress....
©2001 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc
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By HIlary on 04-13-13

Beware of getting what you have asked to receive

M C Beaton has created a character who resonates with mature ladies. Agatha Raisin is a retired successful business woman who, although formidable on the outside, is putty on the inside, fallible, romantic and unexpectedly feminine. She lives in a Cotswold village and ends up solving murders in the tradition of the Revenger's Tragedy. In this story she has married her next door neighbour, James Lacey after the vicissitudes of courtship, only to find they are incompatible - he expects a dutiful wife, Agatha is not wired that way; her dream has become a nightmare. The inevitable murder occurs, James disappears. Agatha with her friend, the identikit nobleman, Sir Charles Fraith, sets out to find the truth, together with the half Chinese policeman, Bill Wong. The action is hilarious, includes a visit to a monastery in France and the wisdom of the Vicar's wife, Mrs Bloxby. The story is beautifully crafted with more to it than just entertainment and Penelope Keith makes listening to it a delight

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By Amazon Customer on 04-13-13

long journey listening

When you can't sleep at night or on a long journey nothing bette to listen too.

WithPenelope Keith reading , she has such an lovely voice to hear.

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By JANET on 11-21-17

Easy listening.

Good relaxing listening. Penelope Keith brings the story to life with her wonderful narration. Great.

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By Moira on 10-26-17


Penelope Keith brilliant narrator
Just love Agatha and Charles working together to solve the crime

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