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by Donada Peters,M.C. Beaton

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Author:
Donada Peters,M.C. Beaton
ISBN13:
978-1415999967
ISBN:
1415999961
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Books on Tape, Inc. (2003)
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Mystery
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Book 14 in the Agatha Raisin series, 2003. The thatch on Agatha Raisin’s cottage dripped mournfully.

Book 14 in the Agatha Raisin series, 2003. For Edwina Mori, ?with love? One. FOOT-AND-MOUTH disease had closed down the countryside. Country walks and farm gates were padlocked. The spring was chilly and wet, with the first daffodils hanging their yellow heads under torrents of rain. She sat on the kitchen floor with her cats and wondered what to do to ward off a familiar feeling of approaching boredom. With boredom came nervous depression, as she well knew.

Agatha submitted herself to a full treatment of non-surgical face-lift, body wrap and leg wax before emerging some hours later feeling rejuvenated

Agatha submitted herself to a full treatment of non-surgical face-lift, body wrap and leg wax before emerging some hours later feeling rejuvenated. She wandered around Fenwick’s and fell in love with a pink chiffon dress and bought it, despite the warning voices in her head telling her that at her age she would look like the late Barbara Cartland. For once, she enjoyed being back in London, enjoyed the buzz of being in a big city. She secured a table at one of London ’s most fashionable restaurants by dint of booking the table under the name of the Duchess of Cromarty.

The thatch on Agatha Raisin’s cottage dripped mournfully. She led the way into the sitting-room and Agatha followed

The thatch on Agatha Raisin’s cottage dripped mournfully. She led the way into the sitting-room and Agatha followed. Agatha sank down into the feather cushions on the old sofa, took off her shoes and stretched her wet stockinged feet out to the fire. I’ll lend you a pair of wellingtons when you leave, said Mrs. Bloxby. I’ll get some coffee. Agatha leaned back and closed her eyes as Mrs. Bloxby went off to the kitchen. It suddenly felt good to be back.

Agatha Raisin is just back from an extended stay in London when her handsome new neighbor . M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries and the Agatha Raisin mystery series.

Agatha Raisin is just back from an extended stay in London when her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense novels, the Edwardian Mystery series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.

Agatha Raisin is the twenty-first century's answer to Miss Marple. This is a lively, literate story read with the usual dash by Donada Peters. The characterizations are subtle but manage to give us a clear picture of each villager. Like Miss Marple, she solves murders in a small English village, and she belongs to the intuitive, rather than the analytical, school of amateur sleuthing. Unlike the famous heroine of the cozy mystery, Agatha Raisin cares about attracting men and gets a public relations job in London when living in the country becomes too boring. The story proceeds swiftly and enjoyably, thanks to tight plotting and a beautiful reading.

Donada Peters (Narrator). Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (Paperback). Published June 26th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback, 272 pages. ISBN: 1415999961 (ISBN13: 9781415999967).

Download or stream Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M. Beaton, Penelope Keith for . Beaton, Penelope Keith for free on hoopla. Agatha Raisin, snug in her Carsley cottage, is overwhelmed by boredom-until a report of a haunted ho hoopladigital.

Reports of a haunted house soon have Agatha snooping around, but it turns out the victim of the haunting is a. .Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly.

Reports of a haunted house soon have Agatha snooping around, but it turns out the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy on whom someone is playing a practical joke. And then the old lady is murdered - but for Agatha, solving a crime is much more fun than hunting a ghost! Very soon she's up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, of course, her handsome new neighbour. Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Fast-paced, witty and well-plotted. The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine.

Paul has heard rumors about Agatha's reputation as the Cotswold village sleuth and wastes no time offering their services to the crotchety owner of a haunted house.

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House continues the tradition in M. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series-now .Paul has heard rumors about Agatha's reputation as the Cotswold village sleuth and wastes no time offering their services to the crotchety owner of a haunted house. Whispers, footsteps, and a cold white mist are plaguing Mrs. Witherspoon, but the police have failed to come up with any leads, supernatural or otherwise.

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House. Just back from an extended stay in London, Agatha Raisin finds herself greeted by torrential rains and an old, familiar feeling of boredom. When her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton, shows up on her doorstep, she tries her best to ignore his obvious charms, but his sparkling black eyes and the promise of adventure soon lure her into another investigation. Paul has heard rumors about Agatha’s reputation as the Cotswold village sleuth and wastes no time offering their.

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  • This is the 14th book in the Agatha Raisin series. Agatha is talked into investigating a haunting in a nearby village by her neighbor, Paul. They find a weird mist and Agatha gets scared by the lady of the house, but in the end, they believe it is just a trick. When the woman ends up dead, Agatha takes up the investigation to find out what really happened. Once again, Agatha has a bit of a crush on her neighbor, but this is complicated by his wife in Spain. Agatha has lots of suspects to investigate as the victim was not well liked, but she begins to find a trail that may lead to hidden treasure or great danger. This is another fun addition to the series.

  • I'm a fan of Agatha Raisin, though I don't know why... This is an absolutely typical Agatha story - easy reading, eye-rolling situations, love affair with an unsuitable man, attempts to hide her involvement in the mystery from the police... MC Beaton has a formula, and she sticks to it for all she's worth - but it's a working formula, so who can knock that? Surely not me - I've read all the prior Agatha Raisin books, and plan to continue!

    In typical Agatha-style, she gets involved with both her newest next-door neighbor and investigating the 'haunting' of an old woman a few villages away, who later turns up dead. The dead woman's children ask Agatha to investigate, but don't seem to want to give her free access to the house. Add in some midnight breaking-and-entering; a hiddent tunnel; a secret diary from the time of the English Civil War; Sir Charles Fraith (seemingly fully recovered from both a bout with cancer and a French wife & kids); Bill Wong's latest girlfriend, and you have a another rolicking adventure!

  • I continue to be in love with this series. So glad to see Charles show up again as he is as great a character as is Agatha. Neither of them have one drop of human kindness or warm heartedness yet one can't help but love them. The writing is always wonderful. Never a dull moment. Agatha has what she considers to be dull moments but the writer still makes those moments interesting to the reader. This is another weird, implausible plot but who cares as long as Agatha is in the middle of it.

  • This book is one of the better ones in the series (but they are all great reads!) I don't believe in giving away the story in my reviews, but this one - like all Beaton mysteries is a true British cozy. It's not so British as to be difficult to read or understand, and the plot is just complex enough to keep you turning pages far into the night.
    The characters are well developed (as always), and this is a series you can pick up at any time without needing to read prior books (although you'll want to) to follow what's going on.
    The book with fill you in on any past stories that are referenced, but not in a way that is boring or repetitive.
    A great read for the beach, or curled up on a cold winters night!

  • There is simply no question I adore Agatha Raisin in all her grumpy, middle-aged, love-starved, prickly, hard-nosed and soft-hearted misadventures!
    In this latest effort, the latest in the series of handsome men who briefly live next door to Aggie's cottage in the Cotswold village of Carsely and help her solve mysteries is a silver-haired married computer guy. Unfortunately, he's a mere shadow of a character, just a temporary device to get Aggie involved in a new case and to provide a temporary distraction as she pines for her ex-husband and former neighbor James Lacey, a chilly jerk she's still fixated on in a mild way.
    Aggie and her new neighbor agree to try to help Mrs. Witherspoon, a ninety-something holy terror, uncover the source of the "haunting" of her home by sitting up in the house all night to catch the ghost. The whole effort goes hilariously awry when Agatha runs shrieking from the house at the sight of Mrs. Witherspoon in her nightgown and a facial mask (the only laugh-out-loud moment in the book---and I'm used to many chuckles from Agatha).
    Mrs. Witherspoon is subsequently murdered, and Agatha and her handsome neighbor-du-jour begin the search for her murderer and the reason for the haunting. Lost treasure, secret rooms, and more late night burgling are included in the enjoyable hunt.
    Now, equally important to me is Aggie's personal life. This book finds her still pained by reminders of James Lacey. Her former friend, co-investigator and erstwhile lover Sir Charles Fraith shows up again in this story --- and thus begins my complaint about whoever is editing the prolific Ms. Beaton's manuscripts.
    When we last met Charles, he was in the process of divorcing a French wife who duped him into marriage with a false claim of pregnancy with twins, and he was uncharacteristically pudgy with thinning hair. In this book, he seems to be unhappily separated from a French wife and the father of children, and claims his weight gain and hair loss were due to successful treatment for lung cancer.
    Now, really..........can't someone at this publishing house provide better editorial support than that? Ms. Beaton is a talented and prolific writer, and I adore her work. Prior books have been cursed with editorial errors----dialogue attributed to the wrong character, etc.
    But this is really a problem. Agatha's ex-husband James Lacey suffered from a cancerous brain tumor in earlier books in the series. Are we now to assume both Charles and James had cancer? Did Charles re-acquire his wife or re-marry? This at best needs clarification, and at worst is a howling mistake in continuity. Either way, that's what I thought editors were for.
    Please, Ms. Beaton----keep writing these delightful stories, and insist on better editors and proof-readers. And----a modicum of resolution of the lovable but unloved Agatha's past relationships would help!!

  • Love this series. Recently discovered MC Beaton thanks to an Amazon "recommend". I'm now binge reading the series

  • Love most of the Agatha Raisin series. At first I was disappointed; on the second listen I really liked it! It gets played at least once a month, like all her other CD's. It's like listening to an old friend repeat her stories, several times over. Comforting.

  • I love these books! The stories are fun and interesting. The element of suspense is there til the end. M.C. Beaton always provides a good read about the darker side of English country life.