The brand new Agatha Raisin mystery from multimillion-selling author M. C. Beaton, the Queen of Cosy Crime, about an eccentric Cotswolds-based detective with an erratic love life and a penchant for G and Ts . . .
'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 detective novels of M C Beaton have reached cult status' THE TIMES
Private Detective Agatha Raisin immerses herself in the glittering lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy when Sir Charles Fraith is accused of murder - and Agatha is named as his accomplice!
A high-society wedding, a glitzy masked ball, and an introduction to the world of international show-jumping where the riders are glamorous, the horses are beautiful, and intrigue runs deep, leave Agatha with a list of suspects as long as a stallion's tail.
Sinister evidence then emerges that appears to seal Sir Charles's fate and Agatha must uncover the truth before a net of skulduggery closes around him and he loses his ancestral home, his entire estate, and his freedom. And if events weren't complicated enough... Agatha's ex-husband James Lacey is back in Carsely and back in Agatha's heart...
Praise for M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries:
'Irresistible, unputdownable, a joy' Anne Robinson 'Full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm' Lee Child
'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
'M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly
'[Agatha] is a glorious cross between Miss Marple, Auntie Mame, and Lucille Ball . . . She's wonderful' St. Petersburg Times
'Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand-new Agatha Raisin mystery' Tampa Tribune-Times
'Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha' Chicago Sun-Times
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 detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status - The Times
The bucolic romantic entanglements sizzle . . . Beaton is like a less explicit Jilly Cooper . . . She also has a rebarbative wit that is worth any amount of gritty realism - Daily Telegraph
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-two 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.