A therapist moved into the village of Carsely, and Agatha Raisin hated her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background.
Added to that, Jill was counselling a woman called Gwen Simple from Winter Parva, and Agatha firmly believed Gwen to have assisted her son in some grisly murders, although she has no proof she had done so.
A resentment is different from a dislike and needs to be shared, so as the friendship between James and Jill grows stronger, the more Agatha does to try to find out all she can about her. When Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha finds herself under suspicion - and must fight to clear her name.
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I loved “Dishing The Dirt” simply because it was read by Penelope Keith , who IS Agatha Raisin as far as I am concerned . After hearing the last book “ Blood of an Englishman” being read by someone else I was so disappointed that if that same person read this new novel , I wasn’t going to buy it . So I was very relieved to find Penelope Keith reading it and enjoyed it so much that I heard the whole novel in just 2 days .I am afraid I am biased and love all the Agatha Raisin novels including this one .
Marvellous as always!
The ongoing torment of her relationship with her ex-husband, James.
She brings the characters to life- nobody does it better!
Retired research mechanical/mining engineer.
There is nothing wrong with the story and certainly not Penelope Keith's telling of it but I felt more strongly than ever that M C Beaton is becoming repetitive and the stories follow a similar pattern in her recent works. There is no more character development and too many nod the cast remain very lightly drawn. It must be difficult to stay original after so many books but the series is going the wrong way.
A bit predictable but fine to listen to whilst doing other things.
3 more words to reach minimum for review, how silly. People should write as much or as little as they choose.
Nice easy listen. Plenty of characters and twists and guessing.
Charles - long suffering.
The epilogue as it was long and set the scene for the next book.
It kept me hooked.
Loved Penelope Keith as the narrator. Such a lovely and expressive voice. I want to listen to the first book now to see how it all started.
If only this had been as good as her first book
I really enjoyed the original Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. That was light reading and rather endearing, a great send-up of village life in the Chilterns. I hoped this book would follow in the same vein. Instead it reads like a worn-out horse that can scarcely take another step. An appalling novel, characters so thin you can see through them.
Posh but fun
All of them
The arrival of a psychotherapist offers many delightfully embarrassing Freudian possibilities to the occupants of an English village but nothing is made of it. Instead she is disposed of much too early in the plot.
Well read, nice twists and turns and Agatha does what she does best in her mildly irritating way (who has an intuition that good and that many men asking them to dinner?)
I am a big fan of Penelope Keith but this book was a big disappointment, I will not be buying another one in this series.
Yes Penelope Keith is brilliant
Penelope Keith was the only redeeming quality.
I found Agatha Raisin spiteful, malicious and catty, I could not listen for long.
Really enjoyed this book cannot wait until the next installment !!!!! Agatha is such a wonderful character !!!!
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