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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Audiobook Review: Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton

TITLE: Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came 
SERIES: Agatha Raisin, Book #12
AUTHOR: M.C. Beaton 
NARRATOR: Penelope Keith
PUBLISHER: Blackstone Audiobooks
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2013
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 6 hrs and 9 mins
GENRE: Mystery
ISBN: 9781504701150
Abandoned by new husband, James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple but, tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation - a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha sets out to prove them wrong.

This 12th installment in the Agatha Raisin series had lots of action! After her brief sojourn to Robinson Crusoe Island (which turned out to be something completely different than what she was expecting but ended up being exactly what she needed), Agatha visits the salon in Evesham where she encounters a young engaged couple. Her spidey senses tingle as she feels that that groom-to-be is a bit “off.” Later, the young bride-to-be is found dead floating down the river in her wedding dress and clutching her bridal bouquet. Agatha feels obligated to look into the mystery. Was it a suicide, or was it murder?

I love the new (old?) Aggie! With James out of the picture, he sells his home and a new man moves in next door. Dear Agatha mistakes her younger, handsome neighbour, John Armitage, for a Mormon when he rings her doorbell with a Bible in hand. Unbeknownst to her, John had come across the Bible belonging to James and thought Agatha might like to have it! Eventually, proper introductions are made and John helps Agatha with her sleuthing.

Agatha’s usual sidekick for the past few books, Charles, is also absent for the most part since he is now married off. Bring in Roy Silver! He is quite a character, and it was nice having him back. I love Agatha, and Beaton had me in stitches with this one. She is always entertaining!

Listening to Penelope Keith narrate the story is like listening to a dear friend! She is wonderful and a delight to my ears.


5 stars!! I loved it, and I will likely re-read it again in the future! You should definitely put it on your TBR list if you enjoy cozy mysteries.

#12 for my M.C. Beaton Cozy Mystery Challenge

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