As The Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton
(Agatha Raisin, No. 22)

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Dazzlingly intricate puzzles are not a part of Agatha Raisin mysteries. Agatha careens from port to starboard, trying to fit what she does know into what she needs to find out. This gives the reader a chance to meet old friends in the series...Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you’ll keep coming back...
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An irresistible new adventure for the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin, from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton, "the reigning queen of the cozies" (Booklist).


Winter Parva is a "picturesque" (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.

Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy.

"Stop!" she screams suddenly. "Pigs don't have tattoos."

The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when the Gary's ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha's detective agency to investigate--and another murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the case herself?

 

About M. C. Beaton

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M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kathleen Hennrikus Kathleen Hennrikus on Feb 14 2017

Dazzlingly intricate puzzles are not a part of Agatha Raisin mysteries. Agatha careens from port to starboard, trying to fit what she does know into what she needs to find out. This gives the reader a chance to meet old friends in the series...Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you’ll keep coming back...

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