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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. C. Beaton Narrator: Penelope Keit Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Agatha Raisin Mysteries Release Date:
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There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a previous investigation, travels to an old-fashioned hotel in order to repair the damage away from the neighbors in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. Unhappy about the slow results and prompted by the elderly residents of the resort, she consults the local witch for help. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, just in case!) and is soon sprouting hairs and capturing the fancy of the village police inspector. But the quiet town is stunned by the murder of the witch. Which of the graying guests is capable of such a brutal crime? The brassy yet endearing Agatha won’t stop until she finds the culprit—and, of course, a little love too.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A treasure of a book! The story sparkles with mystery, humor, and several romances. The always wonderful M. C. Beaton has outdone herself with this cozy-lovers delight.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “A charming cozy that successfully blends mystery, interesting characters, and personal relationships. A true delight for the first time or longtime mystery fanatic.”

    Mystery Reader

  • “More great fun from an endearing heroine.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ali | 2/20/2014

    " In this installment we find Agatha leaving her beloved Carsley for seaside town Wyckhadden. Here she meets the long time residents of The Garden hotel. Of course it isn't long before there is a murder that Agatha becomes mixed up with. Poor old Agatha's love life never ceases to become more complicated, and more hopeless, and this time she starts interferring with the lives of her fellow residents with dubious results. I couldn't help but feel that the murder took something of a back seat - and suddenly became solved - as if we needed to get that out of the way before we could decently wrap up the story. Good old escapism though as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary | 2/20/2014

    " This series of books is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. A good old fashioned English murder, nicely written and amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/12/2014

    " I needed something for a short road trip. I had no idea this character, Agatha Raisin, was so funny! Serious tongue in cheek, foot in mouth, dry British wit and humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gerry | 2/3/2014

    " Another great dose of the amateur investigator, who invariably annoys the police and the authorities on the way to being instrumental in solving the crime! She doesn't disappoint as, once again, she unveils the murderer of the witch of Wyckhadden but not before embarking on her usual trials and tribulations, particularly in the love stakes! Will she ever find true love??? "

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