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Agatha Raisin

Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Constable (2015)

The morning of Agatha's marriage to James Lacey dawns bright and clear. But her luck runs out in the church when Jimmy, the husband she had believed long dead, turns up large as life and twice as ugly. Agatha has a go at strangling him. James breaks off the engagement. So when Jimmy is found murdered next day, Agatha and James are both the prime suspects. And they'll have to work together in order to clear their names . . .

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Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Robinson (2006)

Agatha's Greek holiday may be too hot to handle... 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 Cotswolds village of Carsely, she pursues her fleeing fiance 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?

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Agatha Raisin and the Fairies Of Fryfam

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: C & R Crime (2010)

Agatha's away with the fairies . . . And the little folk are causing big trouble for her! Angry at being jilted by new husband James, Agatha follows a fortune-teller's advice and rents a cottage in pretty Fryfam. There, she hopes, true love will come chasing after her. But her romantic notions are dispelled by a series of odd goings-on in the village: strange lights start appearing in her back garden; there are thefts of paintings and pottery; her beloved cats vanish. And then the local squire is found dead. Agatha's nose for trouble ensnares her in a maelstrom of jealousy, blackmail and dangerous liaisons, especially with a murderer who plans to keep irrepressible Agatha permanently in Fryfam - as a resident corpse!

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Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Robinson (2006)

Now shes a wife theres more trouble and strife!. Recently married to James Lacey, Agatha quickly finds out that its not happy ever after before long the newly-weds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. And after a fight down the local pub James vanishes completely, leaving a bloodstain as the only clue to his fate. Naturally Agatha is Prime Suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins to investigate, and promptly discovers a murdered mistress!

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Agatha Raisin and the Day The Floods Came

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Robinson (2009)

Abandoned by James, Agatha hops on a plane to the South Pacific. There she meets a honeymooning couple but tragically, the new bride accidentally drowns. Returning home to Carsely, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation - a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in a river. The police believe it is suicide but Agatha, spurred on by memories of her disastrous marriage, sets out to prove them wrong.

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Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Constable (2007)

Agatha is dreaming of a white Christmas, with mulled wine, roasting chestnuts and an open fire - but who will be joining her under the mistletoe? In the grey of early October Agatha is obsessed by two things - Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey. Although she claims to feel nothing for James now, secretly she dreams that if she can recreate the perfect Dickensian Christmas for all her friends it will somehow reawaken the old love affair. Even a murder - the sudden demise of Mrs Tamworthy, poisoned with hemlock at the local manor house - finds Agatha reluctant to take a break from organizing her yuletide celebrations. Yet poor Mrs Tamworthy had actually confided in Agatha that someone wanted to see her dead. So feeling a little guilty, Agatha sets out to solve the case with the help of young Toni Gilmour. Toni is just seventeen and alongside her, Agatha does feel decidedly old and weary. But as the 25th comes ever closer, Agatha's efforts are redoubled to catch the murderer - nothing can be allowed to interfere with her perfect Christmas Day!

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Agatha Raisin and the Wizard Of Evesham

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Robinson (2006)

He was a hairdresser to dye for The local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a bee line for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. As well as undertaking to restyle her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart, but all too soon their budding romance is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case.

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Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Constable (2010)

Agatha Raisin has never been one for enforced holiday cheer, but her friendly little village of Carsely has always prided itself on its traditional Christmas festivities. But this year the bells will not be ringing out Silent Night as Mr John Sunday, an officer with the Cotswold Health and Safety Board, has chosen Christmas as the time to crack down what he sees as gross misconduct by every man, woman, and child in the vicinity.

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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche Of Death

Author: M C Beaton

Publisher: Constable (2014)

High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. She's off to make a new life in a picture-perfect Cotswold village. To make friends, she enters the local quiche-making competition - and to make quite sure of first prize she secretly pays a visit to a London deli. Alas, the competition judge succumbs after tasting her perfect quiche, and Agatha is revealed as a cheat and potential poisoner. Definitely not the best start. So Agatha must turn amateur sleuth - she's absolutely got to track down the real killer!

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