Killing Time: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries #35) (Hardcover)

Killing Time: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries #35) By M. C. Beaton, R.W. Green Cover Image

Killing Time: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries #35) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 35 in the Agatha Raisin Mysteries series.

Beloved New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin—the star of her own hit T.V. series—is back on the case again.

Agatha Raisin’s private detective agency has their work cut out for them when a series of shop burglaries disturbs their quiet Cotswolds village. When the break-ins take a violent turn and a murder occurs, it's all hands on deck to find the killer. As if that weren't keeping Agatha busy enough, Sir Charles Fraith has called on her to help stage a glamorous promotional extravaganza on the grounds of his ancestral home, Barfield House.

When Agatha begins to receive death threats and narrowly avoids being abducted by kidnappers, she takes advantage of a previously arranged trip to Mallorca with her recent paramour, former police officer John Glass, to lie low for a while.

Can Agatha track down whoever it is that wants her dead, nail the murderer, and keep her romance alive too? It's a race against the clock as the Cotswolds' favorite PI rushes to put the pieces together before the seconds run out.

M. C. Beaton (1936-2019), the “Queen of Crime” (The Globe and Mail), was the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels -- the basis for the hit series on Acorn TV and public television -- as well as the Hamish Macbeth series and the Edwardian Murder Mysteries featuring Lady Rose Summer. Born in Scotland, she started her career writing historical romances under several pseudonyms and her maiden name, Marion Chesney.

In 2006, M.C. was the British guest of honor at Bouchercon.



A long-time friend of M. C. Beaton, R.W. GREEN has written numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. He lives in Surrey with his family and a black Labrador called Flynn.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250898708
ISBN-10: 1250898706
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: October 8th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Agatha Raisin Mysteries

"R.W. Green shares an exciting, pacy tale of Agatha... If you’ve never read this type of cosy crime with a sardonic grin (and a taste for gin), I advise you to do so." —The Belfast Telegraph on Dead on Target

"Delightful." —Woman's World, Best New Books on Devil's Delight

“This mystery's got everything." —USA Today on Devil's Delight

"Trademark Beaton." —Booklist (starred) on Down the Hatch

"Green...ably continues the adventures of private detective Agatha Raisin, thorn in the side of conservative Cotswold society, in the diverting 32nd installment of this bestselling series...The prose sparkles as usual."
Publishers Weekly on Down the Hatch

"Superb." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Hot to Trot

"Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you'll keep coming back." —New York Journal of Books

"M.C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery." —The New York Times Book Review

"Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha." —Chicago Sun-Times