The Blood of an Englishman by M. C. Beaton audiobook

The Blood of an Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

By M. C. Beaton
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Blackstone Publishing 9780312616267

The Agatha Raisin Mysteries: Book 25

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In this irresistible new mystery from New York Times bestselling author M. C. Beaton, the adorably cranky Agatha Raisin investigates when a local bakeris murdered while performing in a seemingly harmless pantomime. “Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman …” Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, herfriend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar’s wife, has persuaded her to support the localpantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agathawatches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then atrapdoor opens … followed by a scream and then silence. Surely this isn’t the way the scene was rehearsed? When itturns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of privatedetectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamentalbehavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show—and face moreand more danger as the team gets too close to the killer. The Blood of an Englishman is Agatha’s twenty-fifthadventure, and you’d think she would have learned by now not to keep making thesame mistakes. Alas, no—yet Agatha’s flaws only make her more endearing. Inthis sparkling new entry in Beaton’s New York Times bestsellingseries of modern cozies, Agatha Raisin once again “manages to infuriate, amuse,and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldlythrough another murder mystery” (Bookreporter.com).

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Summary

Summary

In this irresistible new mystery from New York Times bestselling author M. C. Beaton, the adorably cranky Agatha Raisin investigates when a local bakeris murdered while performing in a seemingly harmless pantomime.

“Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman …”

Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, herfriend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar’s wife, has persuaded her to support the localpantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agathawatches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then atrapdoor opens … followed by a scream and then silence.

Surely this isn’t the way the scene was rehearsed? When itturns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of privatedetectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamentalbehavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show—and face moreand more danger as the team gets too close to the killer.

The Blood of an Englishman is Agatha’s twenty-fifthadventure, and you’d think she would have learned by now not to keep making thesame mistakes. Alas, no—yet Agatha’s flaws only make her more endearing. Inthis sparkling new entry in Beaton’s New York Times bestsellingseries of modern cozies, Agatha Raisin once again “manages to infuriate, amuse,and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldlythrough another murder mystery” (Bookreporter.com).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Agatha Raisin series is my guilty pleasure—it’s full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series
“Beaton turns the cozy genre on its head. Here you will find a traditional setting (a small village in which the comings and goings of citizens are known by many), mixed with other elements that are usually found in hard-boiled crime novels. Detective Agatha Raisin smokes and drinks, for example, and the murders she investigates are achieved by unusually gruesome means. This delightfully wicked mystery is a quick and entertaining read.” RT Book Reviews
“Another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong.” Kirkus Reviews
“Rreaders will enjoy the flashes of wit.” Publishers Weekly
“Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha.” Chicago Sun-Times, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: M. C. Beaton

Author Bio: M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton (1936–2019) won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Agatha Raisin novels and Hamish Macbeth mysteries. Her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth titles have sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and have both been adapted into BBC television series. She has been hailed as the “Queen of Crime” by the Toronto Globe and Mail, and her books have been translated into seventeen languages.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English