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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…

A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS

Former London...


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, 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 Parish Council chairman-and the only uncommitted...


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 strange...


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

Agatha Raisin is feeling miserable--and with good reason. Her ex-husband, James, has abandoned her, and she's been humiliated by an unseemly proposition from John Armitage, her handsome neighbor. So complete...


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 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 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 Robert Smedley...


Love, Lies and Liquor

Agatha Raisin #17

by M. C. Beaton

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

Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies’ Society, she still misses her...


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

James Lacey wandered over to the window of his hotel room. His fiancée, Felicity, was asleep. He was feeling some twinges of unease. What he loved about Felicity was the way she looked at him with her large...


Busy Body

Agatha Raisin #21

by M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, but her cozy little village of Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. But this year Mr. John Sunday, a selfimportant officer...


As the Pig Turns

Agatha Raisin #22

by M. C. Beaton

An irresistible new adventure for the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin, from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton, "the reigning queen of the cozies" (Booklist).

Winter Parva is a “picturesque”...


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

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...


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