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Agatha Raisin The Wizard of Evesham and The Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin: BBC Radio Drama #7-8)

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'The Wizard of Evesham' - Agatha tries wizard of hairdresser Mr John. But fearful ex-clients suggest he is a blackmailer. Then he is fatally poisoned.
'The Murderous Marriage' - After nearly four years, Agatha is finally about to marry James Lacey, handsome Colonel next door. But she is already wed -- or is he dead? BBC Dramatization.
Published (first published June 9th 2011)
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Laura
Aug 21, 2013 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bettie, carey, Wanda
From BBC Radio 4 Extra - Series 3:
With her marriage aborted, the Cotswold sleuth must return the wedding gifts and clear herself of murder.


Rosemary
Jun 22, 2016 Rosemary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this says both books, I am only reviewing the Wizard of Evesham here. I already reviewed the Murderous Marriage. Agatha teams up with Sir Charles to solve these murders. It is a good mystery keeping me guessing until the very end. I grow more fond of Agatha and her beloved Carsely with every book.
Karen
Feb 25, 2017 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Working through this series. This was very enjoyable!
Moira Fogarty
Damn, these BBC Radio Dramas are good. Despite not loving the novelized original, I like these so much that I eat them up too quickly and then I'm left hungry for more... when there is no more. To fill the gap, I tried the televised adaptations and happily, they are also excellent (Agatha with a Scottish accent is much more charming in her endless grumpiness).
Sue
Jun 30, 2010 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This audio of The Wizard of Evesham is not a straight reading of the text, but rather a version of the story made into a form suitable for radio. It was very entertaining. There were different actors' voices for each character and all kinds of background sounds. It was also a very condensed form of the original story. I enjoyed it as a change of pace from listening to the original audiobooks.
Mayda
Jun 11, 2012 Mayda rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozies, audio
These radio dramas are quite entertaining but be aware they are a departure from the original novels. Well acted, they add a spark of reality to the stories with background music and sound effects. If you like the brusque Agatha Raisin or if you simply like radio programs, you will certainly enjoy these renditions. If you haven’t yet read the novels these dramas are based on, you might want to give them a try first: much is omitted from the original writings.
Pauline
Feb 26, 2014 Pauline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This is the best CD. Absolutely hilarious. Some really good one liners. The stories all link but the wizard of Evesham is such a good story. Love the characters and as for Felicity Kendal well what can I say. She is perfect in the role of Agatha Raisin. A brilliant actress and so funny to listen to. Perfect for listening to in the car. A light hearted start to any rainy Cumbrian day.
Gill
Nov 15, 2012 Gill rated it really liked it
Two stories dramatised for radio, starring Penelope Keith.

Miss Marple with attitude! It was very entertaining.
Stephanie Luce
Jul 30, 2016 Stephanie Luce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute favorite Agatha adventure! Second reading :-)
Vanessa
Oct 14, 2016 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun one to listen to.
Laura
Oct 28, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the murderous marriage . Only Agatha can get into the predicaments & out again only slightly disheveled.
Robin
Did not like this book. It was off putting to me.
Susan
Jul 23, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the humour in M.C. Beaton books.
Donna
Another delightful entertainment with my favorite, Penelope Keith as Agatha.
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