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Summary

The latest Agatha Raisin mystery from best-selling author M. C. Beaton. 

The team of bells at St. Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. 

As the village gets ready for the Bishop's visit, the twins get overly excited at the prospect of ringing the special peal of bells created for the occasion and start bullying the other bell ringers, forcing them to rehearse and rehearse...so much so that Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer, yells at the sisters that he 'felt like killing them'! 

When the twins' home is broken into one night and Millicent is found dead, struck from a hammer blow, suspicion falls onto the lawyer. Will Agatha unmask the real killer and clear Joseph's name?

©2018 M. C. Beaton (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Cannot have been written by MC Beaton!

Bitterly disappointing! I have all 28 Agatha Raisin books on audible and like other friends been through them 3 times now so know them well. I had looked forward very much to the latest book but it is completely different. Its as though someone else has taken up pieces of a jigsaw and made a completely new ill fitting picture!
Agatha is terrible and over exaggerated - and the lovely Mrs Bloxley unrecognisable. The story is disjointed and odd and badly written. It has obviously been put together by someone else. I just so hope MC Beaton is alright - we would miss her writing terribly. All good wishes to her xx

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struggled to finish this book

I found this book most distasteful. Far too much whingeing, whining and rudeness which detracted from the already thin and improbable storey line. Sad as I have purchased and enjoyed all other books in this series.

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Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

Another classic by M C Beaton, the ups and downs of Agatha Raisin and her life as a detective in the Cotswolds, murder, dispersing women, love and a few laughs along the way.

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Disappointing

I have read every one of The Agatha Raisin Books and I honestly couldn’t understand the plot. It went all over the place. I listened to the end because I love Penelope Keith. I hardly recognised any of the characters as they all seemed to have changed personalities. Very disappointing.

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Very disappointed

Was so looking forward to the new Agatha Raisin story but certainly way below the usual standard. Silly and very far fetched. Won't want to listen again unlike earlier books. Didn't enjoy this one at all.

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Agatha Raisin

Another enjoyable book by this author. Never fails to make me smile, keep them coming.

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Weak

I have enjoyed previous books but this is more of a film tv plot and just very lame. Same Agatha but the characters are lame and very stereotyped for an American audience. Only for firm fans