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  • Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud

  • By Louise on 03-07-13

Bit slow going to begin with but stick with it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Narrator =brilliant! Love the way she reads!
Storyline- excellent when it got going, little bit slow to begin with but that's to be expected when a tonne of characters need to be introduced.
Loved the humour, brilliant, and the development of Agatha is again excellent. She really grows on you!
Excellent murder mystery! Would recommend to anyone who loves an ameatur sleuth like agatha Christies Marple!

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  • Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 6
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Agatha Raisin, retired PR supremo, has been spurned at the altar by the man of her dreams, her attractive neighbour James Lacey. So temporarily deserting the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely, she pursues her fleeing fiancé to north Cyprus where, instead of enjoying a romantic honeymoon, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Can the duo forget their differences and resume their strangely successful sleuthing partnership?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not my favourite

  • By D on 03-01-19

Good but not my favourite

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I absolutely love Agatha Raisin's character, she is so funny, strong-willed but also sensitive and vulnerable!
I love Penelope Keith as the narrator, better than the plays actually, which is unusual for me. The issue I had with this one is, I didn't like the police detective, I like Bill Wong and didn't like this other guy taking that role! I also got a bit fed up with James, why is he being so damn difficult and nit-picky! He either likes Agatha or he doesn't!
It's interesting to see the development between the characters but with this one we didn't really get that as none of the normal crowd were in this story, I think that's possibly why I didn't like it as much. But still a good murder mystery!