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Agatha Raisin is a frustrated, yet endearing, retired, middle-aged public-relations agent who moved from London to Carsley in the English Midlands. In the first book, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1992), Agatha is 53, but she ages as the series progresses. While she does solve murders in the first few books, it's not until Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance (2004) that Agatha sets up her… (more)

 

The Quiche of Death

Agatha Raisin #1

by M. C. Beaton

Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!

Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement...


The Vicious Vet

Agatha Raisin #2

by M. C. Beaton

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...


Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

Agatha Raisin #3

by M. C. Beaton

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...


The Walkers of Dembley

Agatha Raisin #4

by M. C. Beaton

Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!

After six months in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village—and her dashing neighbor, James Lacey. Well, sort of....


Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage

Agatha Raisin #5

by M. C. Beaton

After her first husband, Jimmy Raisin, stops her wedding and she is left jilted at the altar, he is found strangled to death, and Agatha Raisin must prove her innocence along with that of her intended. Agatha...


Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

Agatha Raisin #6

by M. C. Beaton

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...


Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

Agatha Raisin #7

by M. C. Beaton

This time, in Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death, the feisty sleuth stumbles upon the victim of an unnatural death in Cotswold village's famous natural spring. Who was the unlucky corpse? The Ancombe...


Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham

Agatha Raisin #8

by M. C. Beaton

After a home dye job ruins her hair, Agatha Raisin, the prickly yet lovable amateur sleuth, turns to the wonderful new hairdresser in the neighboring town for help. And as Agatha soon learns, Mr. John is as...


Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden

Agatha Raisin #9

by M. C. Beaton

There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in...


Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

Agatha Raisin #10

by M. C. Beaton

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...


Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell

Agatha Raisin #11

by M. C. Beaton

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...


Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

Agatha Raisin #12

by M. C. Beaton

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...


Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate

Agatha Raisin #13

by M. C. Beaton

Wretched after being dumped by her husband, bored with pottering about Carsely, and wishing every man would sod off, including her neighbor John Armitage, Agatha Raisin is unmoved by news of the captivating...


Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

Agatha Raisin #14

by M. C. Beaton

Just back from an extended stay in London, Agatha Raisin finds herself greeted by torrential rains and an old, familiar feeling of boredom. When her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton, shows up on her doorstep,...


The Deadly Dance

Agatha Raisin #15

by M. C. Beaton

Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New M.C. Beaton Bonus Story Included!

Bossy, impulsive, and unlucky in love, the all-too-human Agatha Raisin has proved to be a surprisingly effective---and endearing---amateur...


The Perfect Paragon

Agatha Raisin #16

by M. C. Beaton

Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New M.C. Beaton Bonus Story Included!

After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when...


Love, Lies and Liquor

Agatha Raisin #17

by M. C. Beaton

Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New M.C. Beaton Bonus Story Included!

In Love, Lies and Liquor, Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely...


Kissing Christmas Goodbye

Agatha Raisin #18

by M. C. Beaton

Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha had not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream whilst surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened,...


A Spoonful of Poison

Agatha Raisin #19

by M. C. Beaton

Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!

Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time...


There Goes the Bride

Agatha Raisin #20

by M. C. Beaton

Much as it goes against the grain, Agatha Raisin is trying to be a good sport. Even though her ex-husband James Lacey's upcoming marriage to the beautiful Felicity Bross-Tilkington fills her heart with dread,...


Busy Body

Agatha Raisin #21

by M. C. Beaton

Cranky yet lovable Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, though her cozy village of Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. Until now. This year, local Health and...


As the Pig Turns

Agatha Raisin #22

by M. C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton

As the Pig Turns

This little piggy went to investigate…

After a disappointing Christmas season, the touristy Cotswold town of Winter Parva is upping the stakes with an old-fashioned pig roast, complete...


Hiss and Hers

Agatha Raisin #23

by M. C. Beaton

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

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary...


Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

Agatha Raisin #24

by M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin knows the truth when she sees it. Now all she has to do is find it...

Gloria French was a jolly widow with bottle-blonde hair, a raucous laugh, and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London...


The Blood of an Englishman

Agatha Raisin #25

by M. C. Beaton

"Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."

Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling...


Dishing the Dirt

Agatha Raisin #26

by M. C. Beaton

When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband but she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins....


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