Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell

Version: Unabridged
Author: M. C. Beaton
Narrator: Penelope Keith
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2015
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 18 minutes
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Recently married to James Lacey, the witty and fractious Agatha Raisin quickly finds that marriage, and love, are not all they are cracked up to be. Rather than basking in marital bliss, the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a particularly raucous fight in the local pub, James suddenly vanishes a bloodstain the only clue to his fate and Agatha is the prime suspect.

Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation. But her sleuthing is thwarted when James suspected mistress, Melissa, is found murdered. Joined by her old friend Sir Charles, Agatha digs into Melissa s past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers. Are Melissa s death and James disappearance connected? Will Agatha reunite with her husband, or will she find herself alone once again?"

Reviews (1)

Written by Tonya Morris on September 11th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 3/5

While at times I felt it was a bit indulgent, this book did grow on me. I didn't find the idea of an older, English, woman detective to be anything new. I did like her sarcasm and at time she seemed to poke gun at herself. If you want a cozy, mystery novel, this one will do.

Author Details

Author Details

Beaton, M. C.

M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.