Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

by M. C. Beaton

Part of the Agatha Raisin Series

Crime and Mystery

LoveReading Expert Review of Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

The queen of cosy crime, M.C. Beaton created national treasure Agatha Raisin who went on to feature in 31 books, a BBC Radio 4 series of radio dramas and spawn a hit TV series starring Ashley Jensen.

The books, which are famously the most consistently borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, follow the adventures of Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth Agatha as she attempts to solve a series of murder mysteries.

Books in the Agatha Raisin Series:

1. Agatha Raisin and The Quiche of Death 

2. Agatha Raisin and The Vicious Vet  

3. Agatha Raisin and The Potted Gardener 

4. Agatha Raisin and The Walkers of Dembley 

5. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage 

6. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

7. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death 

8. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham 

9. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden

10. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam  

11. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell 

12. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came 

13. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate 

14. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House 

15. Agatha Raisin and The Deadly Dance 

16. Agatha Raisin and The Perfect Paragon

17. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies, and Liquor

18. Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye

19. Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison

20. Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride 

21. Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body

22. Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns 

23. Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers 

24. Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

25. Agatha Raisin and the Blood of an Englishman

26. Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt

27. Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies

28. Agatha Raisin and The Witches' Tree

29. Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

30. Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush

31. Agatha Raisin: Hot to Trot (by Rod Greene with M.C. Beaton)



Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Synopsis

The first Agatha Raisin mystery from bestselling author M. C. Beaton.

Revenge is a dish best served warm... 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! Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm' Lee Child 'M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly 'Irresistible, unputdownable, a joy' Anne Robinson

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472120670
Publication date: 11th December 2014
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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The Good Book Guide Review

When Agatha Raisin decides to take early retirement from her successful public relations career, she leaves London and heads for the Cotswolds, looking forward to a quiet life of village affairs and beautiful scenery. Anxious to impress her new neighbours, Agatha enters a quiche in a local competition, and with a little help from a London baker, she’s certain of winning. But when one of the judges dies of poisoning after eating her quiche, Agatha finds herself exposed as a fraud, and suspected of murder. There’s only one way for Agatha to salvage the situation – by finding the real killer.

M. C. Beaton Press Reviews

'Every new Agatha Raisin escapade is a total joy' ASHLEY JENSEN

'No wonder she's been crowned Queen of Cosy Crime' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A Beaton novel is like The Archers on speed' DAILY MAIL 

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ISBN: 9781472120670
Publication date: 11/12/2014
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About M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the renowned bestselling author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She has written many detective and romance novels alongside having an illustrious career on Fleet Street. Already a household name and, according to Anne Robinson, a ‘national treasure’, she is ranked among John Grisham and Maeve Binchy as a heavyweight of the publishing world. She divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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