The Agatha Raisin Series, Books 1-3
The Quiche of Death, The Vicious Vet, and The Potted Gardener
Author: M. C. Beaton
In M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling series set in the English Cotswolds, Agatha Raisin, former London PR agent turned private detective, discovers that there is nothing cozy about village life. This collection of Agatha Raisin mysteries--now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television--features the first three books in one volume
The bossy, vain, and charmingly insecure Agatha finds that she has a talent for getting herself into trouble. . . and getting to the bottom of a mystery.
The Quiche of Death
When Agatha enters a village baking contest, she hopes it will make her the toast of the town. But when the judge dies of poisoning, Agatha is forced to admit that she bought the quiche at a bakery in London. When she starts receiving sinister notes Agatha must determine whether they're related to her cheating and meddling or to the suspicious death. It may mean the difference between egg on her face and coroner's tag on her toe.
The Vicious Vet
Agatha is still trying to adjust to village life, so she jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who is single and good-looking, even though her tabby doesn't have a thing wrong with him. Unfortunately, the vet is soon found dead. The police rule it an accident, but Agatha convinces her bachelor neighbor James Lacey that playing amateur detective might be fun.
The Potted Gardener
A new woman has caught the eye of Agatha Raisin's neighbor James Lacey. When a series of mysterious assaults on the town's finest gardens is followed by a shocking murder, Agatha gets the chance to remind him of her genius for investigation. She immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up details about the victim-who may just have some hidden dirt of her own.
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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