Agatha Raisin

Agatha Raisin

Agatha Raisin, is a fictional detective in a series of mystery novels by Marion Chesney using the pseudonym M. C. Beaton.


Agatha Raisin is a frustrated, yet endearing, retired, middle-aged public-relations agent who moved from London to Carsley in the England Midlands. In the first book,"Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death" (1992), Agatha is 53, but she ages as the series progresses. While she does solve murders in the first few books, it's not until "Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance" (2004) that Agatha sets up her own detective agency.

The police, and even some of her acquaintances, insist that she solves crimes through accident and luck.

Novels featuring Agatha Raisin

* Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1992)
* Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (1993)
* Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (1994)
* Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (1995)
* Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (1996)
* Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (1997)
* Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (1998)
* Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (1999)
* Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (1999)
* Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (2000)
* Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (2001)
* Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (2002)
* Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate (2003)
* Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (2003)
* Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance (2004)
* Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon 2005)
* Love, Lies and Liquor: An Agatha Raisin mystery (2006)
* Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin mystery (2007)
* Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison (2008)

Recurring Characters

*Bill Wong - police detective and friend
*James Lacey - neighbor with whom Agatha has an on again/off again romantic relationship
*Mrs. Bloxby - the vicar's wife
*Mrs. Freedman - secretary at the detective agency
*Phil Marshall and Patrick Sullivan - detectives under Agatha's employ at the agency
*Roy Silver - former coworker from the public relations firm Agatha previously owned
*Sir Charles Fraith - friend of Agatha's known for being stingy with his money

External links

* [ Agatha Raisin]

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