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Publisher's Summary

Meet Agatha Raisin, high-flying public relations boss turned village sleuth. After her many years of bullying and cajoling others, her early retirement to a picture-perfect village in the Cotswolds is a dream come true.
©2004 M.C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc
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5 out of 5 stars
By mr kieran j murphy on 04-23-18

an enjoyable listen

Penelope Keith is a fantastic narrator and the story is extremely enjoyable. For the first story in a series this is a better start for M C Beaton than the Hamish McBeth novels. Worth a listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 08-29-12

Exactly what I was after!

M.C.Beaton has introduced a lovely invention in Agatha Raisin; a late middle-aged lady who has sold up her PR business in London to realise a lifelong dream of living in a cottage in the Cotswolds. Far from being a paragon, Agatha has spent her working life bullying and manipulating to succeed in a cutthroat business and finds with a shock that her new idyllic setting may require her to, as one potential friend suggests, "learn to like people".
The plotline is entertaining, the characters colourful, the heroine amusingly flawed, and the performance by Penelope Keith is truly masterful.
If you are looking to be entertained this won't fail to please!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-02-17

An easy listen, nothing challenging

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Fun if you don't want to really concentrate or think too hard.

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

Always a pleasure

Did Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death inspire you to do anything?

Not move to a small village in the middle of nowhere.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Louise on 07-03-13

Laugh out loud

This is the first book in the Agatha Raisin story and to begin with I did not like the main character Agatha Raisin, but she grew on me as the story developed until I saw her as a crazy aunt. The narrator was very good and told the story very well and with the plot there were parts where I had tears of laughter but it was still a murder mystery which had you guessing all the way through.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 11-25-17

Amazingly Entertaining Agatha

Found this series by accident but very glad I did: amusing & interesting. I was just looking up Penelope Keith to see if she’d recorded any audiobooks, as she has the loveliest English voice to listen to. What listening to this proved is how talented an actress Penelope is. Her characterisations & voices are great. Will definitely continue listening to this series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By JANET on 02-15-17

Janny

I enjoyed it very much. ..used it at night when I couldn't sleep.

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