Dishing the Dirt

Dishing the Dirt

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Baker & Taylor
Losing her temper when a Carsely newcomer tries to steal her husband and hires a private detective to investigate her background, Agatha is forced to prove her innocence in the wake of her rival's murder. By the best-selling author of the Hamish Macbeth series.

McMillan Palgrave

Dishing the Dirt continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband but she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins. Jill also counsels a woman, Gwen Simple, that Agatha firmly believes assisted her son in some grisly murders, although there is no proof. Not one to keep her feelings to herself, Agatha tells anyone that would listen that Jill is a charlatan and better off dead. Agatha could only sigh with relief when the therapist took an office in Mircester.

When Agatha learns that Jill had hired a private detective to investigate her background, she barges into Jill's office and gives her a piece of her mind, yelling "I could kill you!" So when Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha becomes the prime suspect. But Agatha, along with her team of private detectives, is determined to prove her innocence and find the real culprit. This time Agatha must use her skills to save her own skin.

With Dishing the Dirt, MC Beaton proves that "once you meet Agatha Raisin, you'll keep coming back."(New York Journal of Books)


New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin is back and finds that she must prove her own innocence when a local therapist turns up dead

Baker
& Taylor

After losing her temper when a Carsely newcomer tries to steal her husband and hires a private detective to investigate her background, Agatha is forced to prove her innocence in the wake of her rival's murder.
"When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband but she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins. Jill also counsels a woman, Gwen Simple, that Agatha firmly believes assisted her son in some grisly murders, although there is no proof. Not one to keep her feelings to herself, Agatha tells anyone that would listen that Jill is a charlatan and better off dead. Agatha could only sigh with relief when the therapist took an office in Mircester. When Agatha learns that Jill had hired a private detective to investigate her background, she barges into Jill's office and gives her a piece of her mind, yelling "I could kill you!" So when Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha becomes the prime suspect. But Agatha, along with her team of private detectives, is determined to prove her innocence and find the real culprit. This time Agatha must use her skills to save her own skin. With Dishing the Dirt, MC Beaton proves that "once you meet Agatha Raisin, you'll keep coming back."(New York Journal of Books)"--

Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781466861183
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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rose_mountain
May 11, 2017

Well worth my time to read this story.

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fantasyqueen
Mar 28, 2017

Delightful

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zipread
Nov 16, 2015

Dishing the Dirt --- by --- M. C. Beaton.

This is England and it’s very much today. But even though there are sat-naves there is still sherry and still, it seems neither the bad guys nor the cops, er--- detectives, use guns. It’s just as well because then it wouldn’t be genteel, rural Cotswolds England. As usual, Agatha Raisin is called to solve a crimethat grows and grows and grows until bodies just pile up in the town morgue. With skill, guile, intuition and a modicum of luck, once again Agatha solves the crime.
She is always a delight to read. Sort of like murder-mystery cocoa.

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DASTardlyGal
Oct 24, 2015

OMG!!! I have now read ALL of Agatha Raisin books, and imho, for what it is worth, I think this is the best book of the entire series. More twists and turns than usual, and although, once in a blue moon, I might get the culprit right, most of the time, I'm just as surprised as everyone else, I REALLY hadn't a clue who the murderer was. This book was so good, I spent two all nighters reading it, and now I'm suffering from two nights of not sleeping, but, it was just so good, I couldn't stop. I read it every time I could. Miss Beaton outdid herself in this book. I love all of Miss Beaton's Agatha and Hamish books and I've read all of them. Some people think she's run out of ideas, and perhaps getting a bit stale, but, I beg to differ with "Dishing the Dirt". Like I said, and you can take it however you wish, but I do think this is her best Agatha book out of the whole series. Now, I'm waiting anxiously for the next installation of Agatha and Hamish.

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