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The Dead Ringer

(2018)
(Book 29 in the Agatha Raisin series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin - now the star of a hit T.V. show - is back on the case again in The Dead Ringer.

The idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna is best known for the medieval church of St. Ethelred and its bells, which are the pride and glory of the whole community.

As the bell-ringers get ready for the visit of the dashing Bishop Peter Salver-Hinkley, the whole village is thrown into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Agatha convinces one of the bell-ringers, the charming lawyer Julian Brody, to hire her to investigate the mystery of the Bishop's ex-fiancee: a local heiress, Jennifer Toynby, who went missing years ago and whose body was never found...

Meanwhile, the bodies in the village just keep on piling up: the corpse of Larry Jensen, a local policeman, is discovered in the crypt. Millicent Dupin, one of a pair of bell-ringing identical twins, is murdered near the church. And Terry Fletcher, a journalist and (briefly) Agatha's lover, is found dead in her sitting room! Agatha widens her investigation and very soon her main suspect is the handsome Bishop himself. But could he really be behind this series of violent killings, or is it someone who wants to bring him - and his reputation - down?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4721-2696-3 / 978-1-4721-2696-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Dead Ringer (An Agatha Raisin Mystery)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4328-5384-8 / 978-1-4328-5384-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dead Ringer: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-250-15769-2 / 978-1-250-15769-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Dead Ringer: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-250-15770-6 / 978-1-250-15770-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4721-2697-1 / 978-1-4721-2697-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


December 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Agatha Raisin And The Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4448-3854-7 / 978-1-4448-3854-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Special Collection
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5384-5179-4 / 978-1-5384-5179-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Dead Ringer (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5384-5180-8 / 978-1-5384-5180-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5384-5181-6 / 978-1-5384-5181-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Ringer: The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 29
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Ringer: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA