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Summary

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.

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Great Fun!!

If you could sum up Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt in three words, what would they be?

Marvellous as always!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

The ongoing torment of her relationship with her ex-husband, James.

What does Penelope Keith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She brings the characters to life- nobody does it better!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Loved it

What did you like most about Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

Nice easy listen. Plenty of characters and twists and guessing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charles - long suffering.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The epilogue as it was long and set the scene for the next book.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It kept me hooked.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • M. K.
  • Australia
  • 14-02-16

Thank god for Penelope Keith

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 .

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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A comfortable listen

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?)

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Becoming rather formulaic

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.

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Awful

I was unable to finish it, which is very rare for me. It is boring and the characters unbelievable. Although I am a fan of Penelope Keith I don't think she is the right person for this narration.

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very good story

Loved this.
re: naration - penelope does Agatha's voice very well but ALL the other characters very badly. she becomes devoid of any emotion and puts on ill sounding perks to their accents. i found this rather irritating as i listened. that was the only thing that let this down for me. otherwise great!

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Penelope Kieth is exceptional in this part.

What did you like most about Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt?

The characters came to life because of the actress reading the part of agatha.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Agatha because it was well written.

Which character – as performed by Penelope Keith – was your favourite?

Agatha

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Losing the plot

Any additional comments?

Brilliant on echo!

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another superb Agatha story

brilliantly brought to life by Penelope Keith, no one else could read the Agatha books so well

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Great fun as always

Penelope Keith is such a good narrator. The books are so much better than the TV adaptations and Ms Keith really brings them to life. Can't wait for the next book. ☺

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  • 27-02-16

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this book cannot wait until the next installment !!!!! Agatha is such a wonderful character !!!!

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