Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns

Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns

Paperback Agatha Raisin

By (author) M. C. Beaton

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  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 24mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780331606
  • ISBN 13: 9781780331607
  • Sales rank: 22,688

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Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha - and the rest of the village - realise that things aren't as they seem...Very quickly it transpires that the spit pig is in fact Gary Beech, a policeman not much loved in Winter Parva. And although Agatha has every intention of leaving the affair to the police, she rapidly changes her mind when she finds out Gary's ex-wife has hired Toni to investigate. Cantankerous and competitive as Agatha is, she has to now join the fray and try and solve the case herself! Praise for M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin series: I know I once vowed to read only Agatha Christie for a year but I cheated. My No. 1 mistress, M.C. Beaton and her Agatha Raisin whodunits. Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack a day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she may be living my dream life. Entertainment Weekly. Once again M. C. Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. Publisher's Weekly. Pure entertainment. The Guardian.

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This is M.C. Beaton's 22nd Agatha Raisin mystery to date. She has written twenty-six Hamish Macbeth tales, as well as a quartet of Edwardian murder mysteries and series of six Regency Romance titles, which are all published by Constable. She divides her time between Paris, Istanbul and a village in the Cotswolds which is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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I know I once vowed to read only Agatha Christie for a year, but I've cheated. My No. 1 mistress: M C Beaton and her Agatha Raisin whodunits. Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she could be living my dream life. Entertainment Weekly Once again M C Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. Publishers Weekly

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"This little piggy went to investigate..." After a disappointing Christmas season, the touristy Cotswold town of Winter Parva is upping the stakes with an old-fashioned pig roast, complete with music, merriment, and medieval Morris-dancing. Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin is looking forward to the event, especially after a heated dispute over a traffic ticket has her picturing a certain boorish cop turning on the spit. But when the big night arrives--and the smoke clears--Agatha notices that the slow-roasting "pig" has a tattoo with the name Amy on it. It's the body of the policeman who had Agatha all fired up. And now his ex-wife Amy wants her to find the butcher who did the deed--and solve a murder that's disturbingly well done... "Who but Agatha Raisin could spot such an unusual method of disposing of a body?" --"Kirkus Reviews""""I laughed out loud...hilarious." --"Gumshoe Reviews""""Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you'll keep coming back."--"New York Journal of Books"