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1 Beaton, M.C. AGATHA RAISIN AND THE DAY THE FLOODS CAME
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 0312207670 / 9780312207670 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The twelfth Raisin outing. On Agatha's return to her Cotswold home, she learns of a young woman's apparent suicide and decides to investigate with the aid of her new neighbor, the dashing, cultured and vaguely lascivious writer John Armitage. 
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2 Beaton, M.C. AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WITCH OF WYCKHADDEN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). 0312204949 / 9780312204945 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Tiny lamination flaws (apparently in production), else fine in illustrated wraps. 
This is the 9th installment of the Agatha Raisin series. Beaton is also the author of the Hamish Macbeth mysteries. "Outsiders always spell trouble for the inbred societies that Beaton observes with such cynical humor."--The New York Times. 
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3 Beaton, M.C. AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WIZARD OF EVESHAM
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1999). 0312198221 / 9780312198220 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
It is indeed her prideful hair that leads Agatha onto the trail of murder in her eighth adventure, when a charming hairdresser called Mr. John repairs her disastrous home dye job, then makes what appear to be romantic overtures. 
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4 Beaton, M.C. DEATH OF A CELEBRITY
(New York, N.Y.): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2002). 0892966769 / 9780892966769 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black remainder mark to the lower page edges, near fine; in fine dust jacket illustrated by Alan Dingman. 
With teasing epigrams at the start of each chapter, a good dose of light British suspense that carries through details both quotidian and faintly exotic, this 17th constable Hamish Macbeth mystery installment is to be enjoyed with a cup of tea. 
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5 Beaton, M.C. DEATH OF A GENTLE LADY
Boston and New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008). 0446582603 / 9780446582605 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Full of the author's trademark zest and wit, the 23rd Hamish Macbeth mystery finds the 50-year-old Scottish detective taking pity on a beautiful Turkish maid about to be deported, by asking her to marry him. 
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6 Beaton, M.C. KISSING CHRISTMAS GOODBYE
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2007). 0312349114 / 9780312349110 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a nearly fine dust jacket mildly crimped to the upper spine edge. 
Agatha Raisin, still at the top of her game in her darkly droll 17th whodunit is feeling woefully middle-aged after hiring Toni Gilmour, an endearing U.K.-style Nancy Drew full of teen energy and charm. With dry wit she handles aging, men, and a murder. 
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7 Beaton, M.C. LOVE, LIES AND LIQUOR
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). 0312349106 / 9780312349103 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
In the 17th Raisin mystery, Agatha still carries a torch for her ex-husband, James Lacey, who invites her on holiday after moving back to the cottage next door to hers. They go to a seaside hotel where a guest is murdered with Agatha's scarf. 
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8 Beaton, M.C. THE DEADLY DANCE
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2004). 0312304366 / 9780312304362 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Number in ink to front endpaper, very good plus; in a fine dust jacket. 
The fifteenth outing for Agatha Raisin finds the amateur/professional sleuth taking on her first real case and trying to show what her detective agency in the Cotswolds can do. 
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9 Beaton, M.C. THE PERFECT PARAGON
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2005). 031230448X / 9780312304485 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this 16th Raisin mystery, a jealous husband hires Agatha to find out if his wife is two-timing him. Then, Agatha stumbles over the corpse of a teenage girl. Next, the jealous husband himself is offed. Agatha connects the events and solves the murder. 
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10 Beaton, M.C. THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312207727 / 9780312207724 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Jenny Tylden Wright. 
When Fellworth Dolphin's mother dies soon after his father, Fellworth inherits a large sum of money. The mystery of where the money came from has him caught up in the secrets of his sleepy little town. 
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