Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns, Paperback

Agatha Raisin: As the Pig Turns Paperback

Part of the Agatha Raisin series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Toni, to enjoy the merriment.

But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha - and the rest of the village - realise that things aren't as they seem...Very quickly it transpires that the spit pig is in fact Gary Beech, a policeman not much loved in Winter Parva. And although Agatha has every intention of leaving the affair to the police, she rapidly changes her mind when she finds out Gary's ex-wife has hired Toni to investigate.

Cantankerous and competitive as Agatha is, she has to now join the fray and try and solve the case herself!

Praise for M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin series: I know I once vowed to read only Agatha Christie for a year but I cheated. My No. 1 mistress, M.C. Beaton and her Agatha Raisin whodunits. Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack a day habit and major man lust.

In fact, I think she may be living my dream life. Entertainment Weekly. Once again M. C. Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages.

Publisher's Weekly. Pure entertainment. The Guardian.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781780331607



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Having read quite a few Hamish MacBeth stories recently I thought I would try an Agatha Raisin this time. Less comfortable than the other series but once you got into it quite readable. At the village hog roast,it is discovered that instead of a pig,a human body has been substituted. The head and limbs have been hacked away and a pig's head has been sewn on.Agatha decides to get involved and together with the team from her detective agency, attempts to find out who has done this terrible thing and why.Not having read any Agatha Raisin stories for some time,I found it rather difficult to keep up with many of the characters,that is until I consulted my 'Agatha Raisin Companion' that is. What a boon.