The wonderful Penelope Keith stars once again as the feisty Agatha Raisin in two adaptations of MC Beaton's popular books. The episodes are easy to listen to, and I find that they make a welcome relief from the radio or music CD's.
In "The Terrible Tourist", Agatha goes in search of her beloved James, whom jilted her in the previous episode. Following him into Europe, she finds him on the island where they were supposed to take their honeymoon. Whilst she is there, a fellow tourist is murdered and Agatha sets about finding out who killed them and why, discovering that things are not what they seem with her fellow hotel guests.
In "The Fairies of Fryfam", Agatha decides that she needs to get away from Carsley, and James, and takes a holiday to Cornwall. There, she rents out a cottage with some suspicious lights dancing at the end of her garden. Agatha decides to investigate if these lights are connected somehow to the murder of a local millionaire.
Penelope Keith plays Agatha beautifully, encapsulating Agatha's strong, fiery attitude, which masks Agatha's underlying vulnerability, with ease.