Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

M. C. Beaton

Penelope Keith (Narrator)

12-01-12

4hrs 45min

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12-01-12

4hrs 45min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Beaton’s dry sense of humor and her unflattering but affectionate portrait of gruff, often adolescent-acting Agatha make this…a bloom worth plucking.” Publishers Weekly 

A little friendly competition for the attention of a handsome neighbor turns deadly in this third installment of the popular Agatha Raisin mystery series.

When Agatha Raisin returns home after a sojourn in the capital, she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior to Agatha in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. With Carsely Open Day approaching, Agatha longs for some fascinating crime to remind James of her genius for investigation and to distract him from Mary. Soon a series of assaults on the finest gardens is followed by murder when Mary herself is discovered buried upside down in a terracotta pot. Agatha immediately starts digging up all the dirt she can on the victim—but she has a secret of her own.

Praise

“Beaton’s dry sense of humor and her unflattering but affectionate portrait of gruff, often adolescent-acting Agatha make this…a bloom worth plucking.” Publishers Weekly 

“Beaton captures perfectly the tenor of life in a quiet, quaint English village; the Miss Marple–like Raisin is a refreshingly sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likable heroine; and the latest Raisin escapade is lively, funny, and entertaining. A must.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Nov 30, 2012
Release Date December 1, 2012
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Agatha Raisin Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1354320000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Cozy, Traditional Detectives, Most Popular, Most Popular
Author Bio
M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton (1936–2019), hailed as the “Queen of Crime” by the Globe and Mail, was the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels—the basis for the hit series on Acorn TV—as well as the Hamish Macbeth series. Born in Scotland, Beaton also wrote nearly one hundred historical romances under several pseudonyms. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and sold more than twenty-two million copies worldwide.

Narrator Bio
Penelope Keith

Penelope Keith is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and award-winning actress who is best known for her roles in To the Manor Born and The Good Life, but she has appeared in many other television programs, including No Job for a Lady and Law and Disorder. Her theater performances include The Norman Conquests, Hay Fever, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. She has received several BAFTA Awards and in 2014 was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Overview

A little friendly competition for the attention of a handsome neighbor turns deadly in this third installment of the popular Agatha Raisin mystery series.

When Agatha Raisin returns home after a sojourn in the capital, she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior to Agatha in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. With Carsely Open Day approaching, Agatha longs for some fascinating crime to remind James of her genius for investigation and to distract him from Mary. Soon a series of assaults on the finest gardens is followed by murder when Mary herself is discovered buried upside down in a terracotta pot. Agatha immediately starts digging up all the dirt she can on the victim—but she has a secret of her own.

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