Devil's Delight

M. C. Beaton

Penelope Keith (Narrator)

12-13-22

7hrs 16min

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12-13-22

7hrs 16min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Keith’s imposing delivery and vivacious tone reflect Agatha’s feisty personality.” AudioFile

A USA Today Pick of 5 New Must-Read Books
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
A Mystery Tribune Pick of the Month
A Woman's World Pick of Best New Books

Beloved New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton’s cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin―the star of her own hit TV series―is back on the case again in Devil’s Delight.

Toni and Agatha are in the car on the way to Officer Bill Wong’s long-awaited wedding when, much to their shock, a naked young man bursts through a hedge on the side of the road and comes running toward them.

Terrified, he explains that he has just seen a dead body in the woods. Toni lends him an old t-shirt to cover himself, Agatha calls the police, and the young man takes them to the spot where he saw the body, across from a meadow where the Mircester Naturist Club is due to have its annual summer barbecue.

The young man, Edward, explains that he is the club’s social convener and had arrived early to set things up. He says he found the body at the edge of the woods, near an ancient stone known as The Lone Warrior and said to have once been used as a sacrificial altar.

When they reach the spot, however, there is nothing on the large, flat rock except a small wet patch. Even that has dried up by the time the police arrive, and Chief Inspector Wilkes accuses Agatha of wasting police time on a prank.

But Agatha and Toni grow suspicious after meeting some of the club’s members, whose diverse interests range from artisanal ice cream to ancient curses. And when another disappearance occurs, it’s up to them to put together the pieces … or end up on the altar themselves.

Praise

“Keith’s imposing delivery and vivacious tone reflect Agatha’s feisty personality.” AudioFile

“Devil’s Delight delighted me with its nudists and witches.” Gumshoe Review

“The book has the signature snarky, lol moments we love about this series. Author R. W. Green has done another great job…Fans of the series will be happy.” Red Carpet Crash

“Agatha Raisin continues to handle some murders—and some men—more easily than others…The convoluted mystery plays second fiddle to the heroine’s even more convoluted love life.” Kirkus Reviews

“Fans…may appreciate catching up with the current status of Agatha’s ever-expanding team of once, current, and possibly future beaus.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Dec 12, 2022
Release Date December 13, 2022
Number in Series 33
Series Display String The Agatha Raisin Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1670889600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Cozy, New Additions, New Additions, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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 USA Today Pick of 5 New Must-Read Books
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
A Mystery Tribune Pick of the Month
A Woman's World Pick of Best New Books

Beloved New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton’s cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin―the star of her own hit TV series―is back on the case again in Devil’s Delight.

Toni and Agatha are in the car on the way to Officer Bill Wong’s long-awaited wedding when, much to their shock, a naked young man bursts through a hedge on the side of the road and comes running toward them.

Terrified, he explains that he has just seen a dead body in the woods. Toni lends him an old t-shirt to cover himself, Agatha calls the police, and the young man takes them to the spot where he saw the body, across from a meadow where the Mircester Naturist Club is due to have its annual summer barbecue.

The young man, Edward, explains that he is the club’s social convener and had arrived early to set things up. He says he found the body at the edge of the woods, near an ancient stone known as The Lone Warrior and said to have once been used as a sacrificial altar.

When they reach the spot, however, there is nothing on the large, flat rock except a small wet patch. Even that has dried up by the time the police arrive, and Chief Inspector Wilkes accuses Agatha of wasting police time on a prank.

But Agatha and Toni grow suspicious after meeting some of the club’s members, whose diverse interests range from artisanal ice cream to ancient curses. And when another disappearance occurs, it’s up to them to put together the pieces … or end up on the altar themselves.

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