The Walkers of Dembley

Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Volume 4)

M.C. Beaton

Minotaur Books

Download Image M.C. Beaton The Walkers of Dembley

Available Formats

BookeBook

After six months in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village—and her dashing neighbor, James Lacey. Well, sort of. James might not be so interested in Agatha. But soon enough, Agatha becomes consumed by her other passion: crime-solving. A woman has been found dead in a lonely field nearby. Her name is Jessica Tartinck, a hiker who infuriated wealthy landowners by insisting on her hiking club’s right to trek across their properties.

Now it’s up to Agatha, with James’s help, to launch an investigation. Together, they will follow no shortage of leads; many of Jessica’s fellow Dembley walkers seem all too willing and able to commit murder. But the trail of a killer is as easy to lose as your heart—and your life. So Agatha and James had better watch their every step. . .

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

THE WALKERS OF DEMBLEY (Chapter 1)

AGATHA Raisin watched the sunlight on the wall of her office in the City of London.

It was shining through the slats on the venetian blind, long arrows of light inching down the wall as the sun sank lower, the sundial of Agatha's working day.

Tomorrow it would all be over, her stint as a public-relations officer, and then she could return to her home in the village of Carsely in the Cotswolds. She had not enjoyed her return to work. Her short time away from it, her short time in retirement, had seemed to divorce her from the energy required to drum

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Praise for The Walkers of Dembley

“Beaton captures perfectly the tenor of life in a quiet, quaint English village.”—Booklist

“Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Among writers of cozy village mystery series, count M.C. Beaton as one who creates a nice tea party.”—Associated Press


Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

M.C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton has been hailed as “the new Queen of Crime.” She is The New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, including As the Pig Turns and Busy Body, set in the English Cotswolds, as well as the Hamish Macbeth mysteries set in Scotland. She has also written historical romance novels and an Edwardian mystery series under the name Marion Chesney. Before writing her first novels, Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter, a fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds. She was selected the British Guest of Honor for the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in 2006.

M. C. Beaton

Back

Community

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Walkers of Dembley
M.C. Beaton

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312539139
ISBN10: 0312539134
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 192 pages
$6.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250026750
ISBN10: 125002675X
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 240 pages
$7.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429987721
ISBN10: 1429987723
192 pages
$6.99
Back

From The Publisher

Minotaur Books

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back