The Deadly Dance

The Deadly Dance

eBook - 2004
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Frustrated by a series of small jobs after opening her own detective agency, Agatha Raisin steamrolls through a first promising case and places the fledgling agency's reputation on the line by alienating her friends and flirting with a chief suspect. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. Reprint.

Macmillan School

The Deadly Dance continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

Bossy, impulsive, and unlucky in love, the all-too-human Agatha Raisin has proved to be a surprisingly effective---and endearing---amateur sleuth. But can Agatha make it as a private investigator? After getting mugged on vacation, in what she will always think of as the Paris Incident, she decides to find out.

Agatha soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. Instead of dames in distress with big shoulder pads, her clients are ladies with missing cats and a man whose son has run off with his car. Agatha even worries that she might be outclassed by her sixty-seven-year-old secretary, Emma Comfrey.
But then wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown walks in with their first "real" case. Mrs. Laggat-Brown's daughter has received a death threat, and when Agatha thwarts an attack on the girl at a dinner dance, she recognizes an opportunity to show what Raisin Investigations can do. Even better, the case gives her a chance to reunite with her long-absent friend, Sir Charles Fraith. As they scour the Cotswolds in search of leads, Charles' insights prove invaluable and his charms irresistible, leading poor Emma to fall madly in love with him.

As ever, Agatha bumbles her way through the case, trying her friends' patience and flirting shamelessly with the chief suspect. Will she put her tiny agency on the map, or has even the outrageous Agatha finally bitten off more than she can chew?

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Minotaur,, 2004
ISBN: 9781429901635
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Nov 26, 2018

AR Book 15 of 30

Jul 29, 2013

I thought I would stop liking this series once Agatha Raisin started her detective agency, but her new credentials & resources added more realism to her investigations, and the new agency characters did not overshadow her.

Jun 13, 2012

This is the first Agatha Raisin mystery that I've read. Although I'm a big mystery fan, this was only OK in my book. I think I agree with the Publishers Weekly review that said ".. an insistent theme that won't deter Beaton fans but is unlikely to win new readers." I might try another one sometime but I don't know.


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