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Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

M.C. Beaton

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Agatha Raisin, Crime & mystery

The latest Agatha Raisin mystery from bestselling author M. C. Beaton, about an eccentric Cotswolds-based detective with an erratic love life and a penchant for G and Ts and cigarettes . . .

'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

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

The team of bells at St. Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin.

As the village gets ready for the Bishop's visit, the twins get overly-excited at the prospect of ringing the special peal of bells created for the occasion and start bullying the other bell ringers, forcing them to rehearse and rehearse . . . so much so that Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer, yells at the sisters that he 'felt like killing them'!

When the twins' home is broken into one night and Millicent is found dead, struck from a hammer blow, suspicion falls onto the lawyer.

Will Agatha unmask the real killer and clear Joseph's name?

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Praise for M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series:

'The detective novels of M C Beaton have reached cult status' The Times

'Irresistible, unputdownable, a joy' Anne Robinson

'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

'I've read all the Agatha Raisin series. There are plenty of twists and turns in a short read that means you're always on your toes. If you're like me, you'll have deep affection for Agatha' Woman's Way

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M.C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.

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