This review is for the unabridged audiobook narrated by Penelope Keith.
When she finds her latest beau dead from snakebite, Agatha Raisin sets out with her trademark acid tongue to find the murderer - and to have a chat with some of the other women in his life. In this tongue in cheek take on the world of amateur sleuths such as Miss Marple, MC Beaton provides us with a decent well written plot, with some nice twists and turns, and believable characters. The joy of the story is the sense of humour, and Agatha's constant stream of acerbicness. It's an entertaining story.
Having played MC Beaton's detective creation in a radio series, Penelope Keith seems a natural choice for narrating this audiobook version of her 23rd adventure. The vocal characterisation is great, especially for Agatha herself. She is an actress of versatility and able to imbue the different characters with a unique voice. The six hours just sail by.
The set contains 6 discs, in a case about the size of a double jewel case. In all a great way to pass 6 hours in the car.