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Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison

Agatha Raisin, Book 19
Narrated by: Penelope Keith
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 19
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (372 ratings)

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Summary

Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she decides to take time off for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she does, she remembers that when she does have time on her hands, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicise the church fete - especially when the event organiser, George Selby, turns out to be a handsome widower.

Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete all right, but there’s more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive entertainment becomes the scene of two murders. Will Agatha find enough time to flirt with gorgeous George?

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Curl up, grab a cuppa and relax

Agatha Raisin fans won't be disappointed - just what we've come to expect; gentle humour, mild peril and some - almost accidentally - successful detecting from the Cotswolds' favourite sleuth.

If you're after page-turning, white-knuckle, extreme thrillers or whodunnits then Mrs Raisin is not for you; if you enjoy Murder She Wrote, Poirot and Stephanie Plum them this is probably right up your alley. Gentle, enjoyable and comforting rather than stupa ting and challenging; I've meanly held off one star on storyline as there are no massive surprises in an Agatha Raisin (mostly because there's a limited number of new characters in each one so it's always one of them for some reason or another!) but fans of Aggie will know that this isn't the appeal or the point - highly recommended for a grey winters day; stick it on, curl up with a cuppa and relax in your Jim-jams... Perfect!

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Murder in the village

Another murderous romp solved by Agatha and her cast of friends. I enjoy the personalities in these stories, everyone is thoroughly dislikeable kable and more likeable because of this.

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it was the usual slick plots and counter plots. Beautifully read as always by Penelope Keith. As usual Agatha escaped by the skin of her teeth. A good read.

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Delightful

Another brilliant episode in the life of Agatha Raisin, superbly read by the magnificent Penelope Keith!

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I always have a chuckle reading Agatha to cheer me. So funny to hear her.

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Not as good as other Agatha Raisin books

I gave up on this book, it was sending me to sleep. I had previously listened to another Agatha Raisin story and really enjoyed it, so much so purchased another. But, as much as Penelope Keith's narration last time made the character come alive this time it just made it repetitive.
If you want a book to send you to sleep it will be great. I listen to audiobooks on long car journeys, this time I was glad to be held up on the motorway so I could switch it off.

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fantastic as usual!!

Penelope Keith is amazing at bringing Agatha to life while all around her drop!! 😁

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not the best

i usually love agatha raisin books but found this one a bit boring and repetitive

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many twists and turns love the story

really enjoyed the book many twists and turns keeps you riveted cant wait for the next.

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love it....<br />

All books in the series read up to now, narrator makes the story. onto the next now.