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As the Pig Turns

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Volume 22)

Author: M. C. Beaton

As the Pig Turns

As the Pig Turns

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As the Pig Turns is the next irresistible adventure featuring the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—from New...

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304
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On Sale
10/11/2011

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As the Pig Turns is the next irresistible adventure featuring the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton, "the reigning queen of the cozies"(Booklist).

Winter Parva is a "picturesque" (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.

Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy.

"Stop!" she screams suddenly. "Pigs don't have tattoos."

The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when the Gary's ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha's detective agency to investigate—and another murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the case herself?

Imprint Publisher

Minotaur Books

ISBN

9781429977999

In The News

“M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery.” —The New York Times Book Review

“The Agatha Raisin series is my guilty pleasure - it’s full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm.” — Lee Child

"Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you’ll keep coming back.” —New York Journal of Books

"Outwardly bossy and vain, inwardly insecure and vulnerable, Agatha grows more endearing with each installment." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

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As the Pig Turns

As the Pig Turns

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