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Every new Agatha Raisin escapade is a total joy
Ashley Jensen
No wonder she's been crowned Queen of Cosy Crime
Mail on Sunday
A Beaton novel is like The Archers on speed
Daily Mail
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status
The Times
Full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm
Lee Child
Agatha Raisin is sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining. . . M C Beaton has created a new national treasure... the stories zing along and are irresistible, unputdownable, a joy
Anne Robinson
M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem
Publishers Weekly
Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she could be living my dream life
Entertainment Weekly
The bucolic romantic entanglements sizzle . . . Beaton is like a less explicit Jilly Cooper . . . She also has a rebarbative wit that is worth any amount of gritty realism
Daily Telegraph