Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

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Macmillan, 2005 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Things That Go Bump In The Night...
Agatha Raisin, snug and warm in her Carsley cottage, has that same old feeling-boredom-until a report of a haunted house sends her and new neighbor, handsome Paul Chatterton, to investigate. Suddenly, middle-aged Agatha is aglow with romance and excitement.

But the glow fades fast. It turns out Paul is a cad. The victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy. And the ghost is most likely someone playing a dirty trick. Then an old lady is soon found murdered. But never fear! For Agatha, solving a homicide is more fun than hunting a ghost. She quickly has a theory and a risky scheme. And she is about to make a startling discovery which can be her greatest triumph...or leave her heartbroken, in trouble with the police, and in danger of losing her reputation-or her life.

"Fans of the Agatha Raisin mysteries will understand why they are so addictive but first time readers of this series should note that once they are finished with this novel, the reader will want to immediately obtain the complete backlist." -The Midwest Book Review

"Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House has it all: Ghosts, a handsome new neighbor, moonlight, and menace. After this witty fourteenth mystery, she will become a real detective. Can't wait." -Mystery Lovers Bookshop

 

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

I was amazed at what the author accomplishes in this series. In the installment, one of the men in Agatha's life, Sir Charles, who was previously married, returns. He has recovered from lung cancer ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherrybob_omb - LibraryThing

This book is pretty much the definition of an easy to read, non-challenging cosy mystery. Perfect for when I get a few hours off from baby raising! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
41
Section 4
63
Section 5
87
Section 6
107
Section 7
133
Section 8
155
Section 9
177
Section 10
207
Section 11
237
Section 12
247
Section 13
263
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About the author (2005)

M. C. Beaton has been hailed as -the new Queen of Crime.- She is The New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, including As the Pig Turns and Busy Body, set in the English Cotswolds, as well as the Hamish Macbeth mysteries set in Scotland. She has also written historical romance novels and an Edwardian mystery series under the name Marion Chesney. Before writing her first novels, Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter, a fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds. She was selected the British Guest of Honor for the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in 2006.