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Summary

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 walks through the door of her detective agency, determined to prove that his wife is cheating on him, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife: young, pretty, and a regular volunteer at church.

But just as Agatha is ready to give up, Smedley is poisoned with weed killer, leaving Mabel, the prime suspect, poised to inherit a fortune. With no one left to pay her, Agatha has to drop the investigation - that is, until her old friend Sir Charles Fraith turns up again to rekindle her curiosity in the case.

©2005 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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A very pleasant listen

I listened to this audio book on a whim as I couldn't get the book from the library. I am slightly Agatha Raisin obsessed at the moment. Don't ask me why I don't know the answer. She often exasperates me and the writing can be slightly repetitive and yet I still can't stop. I just love them, they are almost cosy?!?



With regards to this audio book...it made me laugh out loud on several occasions. Penelope Keith's "voices" and the way she portrayed Agatha was pretty much spot on for me. I would thoroughly recommend it and look forward to listening to more of these (despite having read the books) as Penelope Keith really does add another dimension. Wonderful, none taxing relaxing and just plain marvellous.

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easy read

A fantastic listen which doesn't require too much concentration. Brilliantly narrated by Penelope Keith. thoroughly enjoyable.

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Very entertaining

Another entertaining book of Agatha Raisi, I cant wIt for the next one. More giggles to come?

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good read

once again I have enjoyed this book looking forward to the next one love them

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A good listen

This was a little different. For once, the reader, like Agatha, knows in their heart who the murderer from quite early on.

Finding out the how and why was an interesting journey because even Agatha had no idea really, just a feeling.

An early feeling like that would normally be a red herring so it was a nice change.

Perfectly read by the wonderful Penelope Keith.

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Another great listen

Easy listening with lots going on. it was very interesting with some exciting twists. Very well narrated.

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Agatha Raisin

well what do I say there are also good these books her stories are also different but you can't put the book down your captured in the world of Agatha Raisin

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brilliant

This story kept me on the edge of my seat, from beginning to end, can't wait to hear the next

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I didn't enjoy this. I seem to recall AR being more fun and less harsh.

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Agatha rasisin

This is a good book to listen too
Penelope Keith as narrator is pleasant & easy listening the story has some good twists & turns to it .
A enjoyable book to listen to & over all.