As the Pig Turns

As the Pig Turns

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"The picturesque Cotwsold village of Winter Parva has decided to warm the winter months after the holidays by roasting a pig in the town square. Agatha, always one for a good roasting, has arrived with her former protegě and current rival in the private detection racket, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem.... "Stop!" she screams suddenly. The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the good people of the village. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when Gary's ex-wife hires Toni to investigate. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as obviously vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha could do anything other than solve the case herself?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312387020
0312387024
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm

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JeanH
Sep 13, 2015

Love the Agatha Raisin series... But the large print of this book has a poor denoument. Quite unlike the others. Maybe the other versions include more of a conclusion..?

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smworthy
Jun 21, 2012

A bit more graphic than some of the earlier novels in this series. Not the most loveable characters, but still have to keep reading to find out the latest antics!

Bierlingen Jan 20, 2012

So typically Agatha Raisin! Busy adjusting her mascara and scarfing down a pub meal as she bulldozes her way to solving the latest murder mystery....with the vicar's wife, her loyal detective agents and prospective lovers in tow.

A quick read but I always look forward to the next one :)

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novel
Nov 27, 2011

Agatha is back and (delightfully) brash and blunt as usual.

bookfanatic1979 Nov 09, 2011

It occurred to me that the things I most enjoy about this series—the familiar jokes Beaton includes in each book—might be the very things that would drive someone else crazy. Agatha’s always stubborn and hungry for publicity, she’s still got her never-ending obsession with men (including…still…James Lacey), and I still laugh every time.

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sue2138
Nov 01, 2011

I love her Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth mysteries. Also all of her Marion Chesney Regencies and Edwardian romances.

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