Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she decides to take time off for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she does, she remembers that when she does have time on her hands, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicise the church fete - especially when the event organiser, George Selby, turns out to be a handsome widower.
Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete all right, but there’s more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive entertainment becomes the scene of two murders. Will Agatha find enough time to flirt with gorgeous George?
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5 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 10-12-13

Curl up, grab a cuppa and relax

Agatha Raisin fans won't be disappointed - just what we've come to expect; gentle humour, mild peril and some - almost accidentally - successful detecting from the Cotswolds' favourite sleuth.

If you're after page-turning, white-knuckle, extreme thrillers or whodunnits then Mrs Raisin is not for you; if you enjoy Murder She Wrote, Poirot and Stephanie Plum them this is probably right up your alley. Gentle, enjoyable and comforting rather than stupa ting and challenging; I've meanly held off one star on storyline as there are no massive surprises in an Agatha Raisin (mostly because there's a limited number of new characters in each one so it's always one of them for some reason or another!) but fans of Aggie will know that this isn't the appeal or the point - highly recommended for a grey winters day; stick it on, curl up with a cuppa and relax in your Jim-jams... Perfect!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rory on 24-09-17

I liked it

What made the experience of listening to Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison the most enjoyable?

I love all the different characters and nuances to the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison?

The way Agatha always falls for a new man each time she meets one !

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Liked all the set up of the fete.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Penelope Keith makes it by being narrator. Such a lovely voice.

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