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Beating About the Bush

(2019)
(Book 30 in the Agatha Raisin Mysteries series)
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'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 detective novels of M C Beaton have reached cult status' THE TIMES

'Irresistible, unputdownable, a joy' ANNE ROBINSON

Agatha Raisin returns for her 30th adventure . . .
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When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems.

The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity, before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. Then, as a possible solution to the factory murder unfolds, her own life is thrown into deadly peril. Will Agatha get her man at last? Or will the killer get her first?

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Praise for M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series

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

'The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status' The Times

'A Beaton novel is like The Archers on speed'Daily Mail

'Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she could be living my dream life' Entertainment Weekly

'Agatha Raisin is sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining. . . M C Beaton has created a new national treasure... the stories zing along and are irresistible, unputdownable, a joy. If you buy one book a year, let it be this. Agatha Raisin is The Strongest Link' Anne Robinson

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

'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming!' Amazon customer review

'[Agatha] is a glorious cross between Miss Marple, Auntie Mame, and Lucille Ball, with a tad of pit bull tossed in. She's wonderful' St. Petersburg Times

'Anyone interested in . . . intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin'Atlanta Journal-Constitution

'Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand-new Agatha Raisin mystery' Tampa Tribune-Times

'Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha'Chicago Sun-Times

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Beating About the Bush (An Agatha Raisin Mystery)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4328-7139-0 / 978-1-4328-7139-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-250-15772-2 / 978-1-250-15772-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4721-2699-8 / 978-1-4721-2699-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-250-15773-0 / 978-1-250-15773-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4721-2700-5 / 978-1-4721-2700-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beating about the Bush Lib/E: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (The Agatha Raisin Mysteries Lib/E, 30)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5384-5186-7 / 978-1-5384-5186-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery: The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, book 30
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5384-5187-5 / 978-1-5384-5187-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2019 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery: The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, book 30
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5384-5188-3 / 978-1-5384-5188-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 30
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 30
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

December 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beating About the Bush: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries Book 30)
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU