10/26 update: Beginning November 9, public computer access will be available by reservation at 5 NPL locations. Get details.

Curbside Service: learn about temporary changes for voting season beginning October 14.

The dead ringer: an Agatha Raisin mystery

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin--now the star of a hit T.V. show--is back on the case again in The Dead Ringer .

The idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna is best known for the medieval church of St. Ethelred and its bells, which are the pride and glory of the whole community.

As the bell-ringers get ready for the visit of the dashing Bishop Peter Salver-Hinkley, the whole village is thrown into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Agatha convinces one of the bell-ringers, the charming lawyer Julian Brody, to hire her to investigate the mystery of the Bishop's ex-fiancée: a local heiress, Jennifer Toynby, who went missing years ago and whose body was never found...

Meanwhile, the bodies in the village just keep on piling up: the corpse of Larry Jensen, a local policeman, is discovered in the crypt. Millicent Dupin, one of a pair of bell-ringing identical twins, is murdered near the church. And Terry Fletcher, a journalist and (briefly) Agatha's lover, is found dead in her sitting room! Agatha widens her investigation and very soon her main suspect is the handsome Bishop himself. But could he really be behind this series of violent killings, or is itsomeone who wants to bring him--and his reputation--down?

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781250157690
9781538451793
9781538451809
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7b2350fc-09e6-5af4-e289-26853237fac9
Grouping Title dead ringer an agatha raisin mystery
Grouping Author beaton m c
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-10-14 00:07:18AM
Last Indexed 2020-10-27 03:43:15AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Larkin, Alison,
author Beaton, M. C,
author2-role Larkin, Alison,narrator.
author_display Beaton, M. C
available_at_catalog Donelson
Goodlettsville
Inglewood
Main Kids
Main Library
Old Hickory
Richland Park
Southeast
Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Audiobook
Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Donelson - Adult Fiction
Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction
Inglewood - Adult Audiobook
Inglewood - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Old Hickory - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Audiobook
Richland Park - Adult Fiction
Southeast - Adult Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description "The church of St. Ethelred in the village of Thirk Magna is renowned for its team of bell-ringers, the troupe led by identical twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. Mavis and Millicent are lifelong residents of the remote village--or were, until their home is broken into one night, and Millicent is murdered. But who's the killer? Is it one of their co-workers, sick of being bullied to practice for a big performance? Or perhaps Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer who was heard yelling at the sisters that he felt like strangling them? Kennell swears his innocence, and hires the ever-trusty (if often tipsy) Agatha Raisin to clear his name. Only she can find the killer--and hopefully a handsome man to buy her dinner while she's at it"--Goodreads.com.
format_catalog Book
CD audio book
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
id 7b2350fc-09e6-5af4-e289-26853237fac9
isbn 9781250157690
9781538451793
9781538451809
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919681 Old Hickory - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf OH
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919673 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919640 Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf GO
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919665 Inglewood - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf IN
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919715 Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf TL
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919699 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf RP
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919723 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919707 Southeast - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf SE
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919616 Donelson - Adult Fiction Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf DO
ils:CARL0000741160 35192050959323 Inglewood - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf IN
ils:CARL0000741160 35192050959331 Richland Park - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Beaton 1 false false On Shelf RP
itype_catalog Book
CD audio book
last_indexed 2020-10-27T08:43:15.988Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Beaton
Fiction Beaton
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Donelson
Goodlettsville
Inglewood
Main Kids
Main Library
Old Hickory
Richland Park
Southeast
Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9781250157690
publishDate 2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000725651 Book Books First edition. English Minotaur Books, 2018. 258 pages; 22 cm
ils:CARL0000741160 CD audio book Audio Books Unabridged. English Blackstone Publishing, [2018] 5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919681 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919673 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919640 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919665 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919715 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919699 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919723 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919707 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000725651 35192050919616 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000741160 35192050959323 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000741160 35192050959331 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Agatha Raisin mysteries
series_with_volume Agatha Raisin mysteries|29
subject_facet Audiobooks
Detective and mystery fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Raisin, Agatha -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- England -- Cotswold Hills -- Fiction
title_display The dead ringer : an Agatha Raisin mystery
title_full The dead ringer : an Agatha Raisin mystery / M.C. Beaton
title_short The dead ringer :
title_sub an Agatha Raisin mystery
topic_facet Investigation
Murder
Raisin, Agatha
Women private investigators