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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

by M. C. Beaton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/12/2014

RRP  $19.99 $19.75
'Every new Agatha Raisin escapade is a total joy' ASHLEY JENSEN



'No wonder she's been crowned Queen of Cosy Crime' MAIL ON SUNDAY



'A Beaton novel is like The Archers on speed' DAILY MAIL



The first Agatha Raisin mystery from bestselling author M. C. Beaton



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Revenge is a dish best served warm...



High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. She's off to make a new life in a picture-perfect Cotswold village. To make friends, she enters the local quiche-making competition - and to make quite sure of first prize she secretly pays a visit to a London deli.



Alas, the competition judge succumbs after tasting her perfect quiche, and Agatha is revealed as a cheat and potential poisoner. Definitely not the best start. So Agatha must turn amateur sleuth - she's absolutely got to track down the real killer!



Praise for the Agatha Raisin series:



'Full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm' Lee Child



'M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly



'Irresistible, unputdownable, a joy' Anne Robinson
ISBN:
9781472120670
9781472120670
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-12-2014
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
197x128x16mm
Weight:
0.18kg
M. C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department at John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she received an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to become their theatre critic.

She left Smith’s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing experience, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime. This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter.

After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion moved to the United States where Harry had been offered the position of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian. They subsequently moved to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes. Both then got jobs at Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.

Anxious to spend more time at home with her small son, Marion, supported by her husband, started to write Regency romances. After she had written close to 100, and had gotten fed up with the 1811 to 1820 period, she began to write detective stories under the pseudonym of M. C. Beaton. On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Hamish Macbeth story.

Marion and Harry returned to Britain and bought a croft house in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep. When her son graduated, and both of his parents tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds, where Agatha Raisin was created.

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