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Agatha Raisin : As the Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin : As the Pig Turns

Part of the Agatha Raisin Series
Crime / Mystery   Literary Fiction   
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Agatha Raisin : As the Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton

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:

‘Pure entertainment.’ Guardian

‘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

‘Witty and entertaining.’ People’s Friend

‘M. C. Beaton has created a national treasure … Agatha Raisin is the strongest link.’ Anne Robinson

About the Author

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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20th October 2011


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Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson


304 pages


Crime / Mystery
Literary Fiction

Crime & mystery



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