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As The Pig Turns
Agatha Raisin Mystery Series, No 22
M C Beaton
Read by Penelope Keith

September 13, 2011 / ISBN: 1609982959
British / Cozy / Mystery / Police / Amateur Sleuth / Audio book//Unabridged

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

Agatha Raisin is quite a character. She's middle aged, outspoken, and still in the process of finding herself. Agatha doesn't let age or anyone slow her down. She loves a good mystery and wants to enjoy a healthy relationship with the opposite sex -- if she can get just one of her two current interests to participate. Agatha enjoys a little time in close quarters with her ex and attempts to connect with a handsome newcomer.

Agatha's current mystery is a body roasted on a spit like a pig. The victim turns out to be an unlikeable police officer everyone in the Cotswold area has had a run in with him, including Agatha. She threatened him after he ticketed her for taking her hands off the steering wheel while the car was sitting still. The mystery itself takes a turn here and there but eventually leads Agatha and her friends in a correct, but deadly direction.

Listeners will have various reactions to Agatha, depending on what she·s up to. The sub-characters play off her character very well. And let·s not forget her two cats. It's a solid group of characters that make for a very entertaining series.

Narrator of the audio version is Penelope Keith. She really does justice to Agatha·s character -- it's quite funny.

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Agatha Raisin Companion   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell    [review 1 ] [review 2]
Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon   [review]
Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor   [review]
Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye   [review]
Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison   [review]
There Goes the Bride     [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body   [review]
Agatha Raisin: As The Pig Turns
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Hiss and Hers #23 [review]
Christmas Crumble (Novella) [review]
Something Borrowed Someone Dead #24 [review]
The Blood of an Englishman #25 [review]

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