Beating About the Bush

Beating About the Bush

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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.

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?

Title:Beating About the Bush
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250157720
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    Beating About the Bush Reviews

  • Beata

    I started reading this series years ago, and have followed Agatha Raisin ever since. This 30th instalment is as good as the first books with Aggie: she is bossy, pushy, and she can draw correct conclu...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: They were through the outer edge of the thicket, and only a few feet to their right they could see the brogue, the ankle, the lower leg, and...that was it. There was no body, just a sawn off ...

  • Susan

    Agatha is up to her old tricks. She's as unpleasant and direct as always as she is called in to investigate a manufacturer company's concern about security. She is really ambivalent until she learns t...

  • Paul E. Morph

    The thirtieth book in the Agatha Raisin series is definitely something of a return to form for Agatha. It's like the author thought 'Hmm, it's the big THREE-OH; I'd better make it a good one'. The plo...

  • Roman Clodia

    Haha, well *of course* it's ridiculous that Agatha and friends should be employed to uncover a case of industrial espionage but from the moment Aggie discovers a severed leg in the bushes, it's a comi...

  • Linden

    Agatha is hired by a company suspecting industrial espionage, but after a death, which Agatha suspects is murder, everything becomes more complicated. The local police chief wants to close the case, b...

  • Joan Happel

    The irascible Agatha Raisin is back in this 30th installment to the popular series. This time around Agatha and her assistant Toni Gilmour are hired by Albert Morrison, the head of a company that manu...

  • Celine Godfrey

    As much as I love Agatha Raisin, I think the only reason I read the books now is because I want to keep up with the series. I'm afraid I've felt the last few books have gone downhill and this one is n...

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

    Thirty books in this series now and they just keep getting better! Light-hearted fun, amusing characters, a dash of romance, all mixed in with an interesting mystery. This plot seemed a bit more coher...

  • Clare

    Was ok but I'm finding the newer books aren't as good as the older ones....