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Pushing up Daisies

(2016)
(Book 27 in the Agatha Raisin series)
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Allotment wars!

Lord Bellington, Carsely's biggest landholder, has enraged locals by saying he is going to sell off their allotments to make way for a new housing development. So when he turns up dead, poisoned by antifreeze, nobody mourns his passing.

On another fine summer's day Agatha visits Carsley's allotments where everything looks peaceful and perfect: people of all ages digging in the soil and working hard to grow their own fruit and veg. Agatha feels almost tempted to take on a strip herself . . . but common sense soon prevails. She doesn't really like getting her hands dirty.

She is introduced to three oldtimers who have just taken over a new strip; Harry Perry, Bunty Daventry and Josephine Merriweather are lamenting the neglected condition of the patch. But as Harry starts to shovel through the weeds and grass his spade comes across something hard so he bends down and tries to move the object. And then he starts to yell . . .

The body is that of Peta Currie, a newcomer to the village - but who would want to murder her? Blonde and beautiful she's every local male's favourite. And then Lord Bellingham's son engages Agatha to do some digging of her own and very soon Agatha is thrown into a world of petty feuds, jealousies and disputes over land. It would seem that far from being tiny gardens of Eden, Carsley's allotments are local battlefields where passions - and the bodycount - run high!

Praise for the Agatha Raisin series:

'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson

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

'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' Booklist

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies (An Agatha Raisin Mystery)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4104-8938-8 / 978-1-4104-8938-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Pushing up Daisies
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4721-1721-2 / 978-1-4721-1721-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-250-05744-2 / 978-1-250-05744-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4448-3855-5 / 978-1-4448-3855-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Special Collection
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August 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-250-05745-0 / 978-1-250-05745-7 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Pushing up Daisies
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4721-1734-4 / 978-1-4721-1734-2 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: 27 (Agatha Raisin)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4893-7301-2 / 978-1-4893-7301-4 (Australia edition)
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December 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: 27 (Agatha Raisin)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-4893-7302-0 / 978-1-4893-7302-1 (Australia edition)
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 27)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5047-3327-4 / 978-1-5047-3327-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: Library Edition (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5047-3325-8 / 978-1-5047-3325-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 27)
Author(s): M C Beaton
ISBN: 1-5047-3326-6 / 978-1-5047-3326-7 (USA edition)
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 27
Author(s): M C Beaton
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies: Agatha Raisin Series, Book 27
Author(s): M C Beaton
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Agatha Raisin: Pushing up Daisies
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Constable
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September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries Book 27)
Author(s): M C Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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