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As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery
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Published:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
292 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Inglewood - Adult Fiction
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Main Library - Adult Fiction
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Description
An irresistible new adventure for the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin, from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton, "the reigning queen of the cozies" (Booklist).

Winter Parva is a "picturesque" (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.

Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy.

"Stop!" she screams suddenly. "Pigs don't have tattoos."

The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when the Gary's ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha's detective agency to investigate--and another murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the case herself?

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312387020, 0312387024

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"The picturesque Cotwsold village of Winter Parva has decided to warm the winter months after the holidays by roasting a pig in the town square. Agatha, always one for a good roasting, has arrived with her former protegÄ› and current rival in the private detection racket, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem.... "Stop!" she screams suddenly. The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the good people of the village. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when Gary's ex-wife hires Toni to investigate. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as obviously vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha could do anything other than solve the case herself?"-- Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Beaton, M. C. (2011). As the pig turns: an Agatha Raisin mystery. New York: Minotaur Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Beaton, M. C. 2011. As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery. New York: Minotaur Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Beaton, M. C, As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery. New York: Minotaur Books, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Beaton, M. C. As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery. New York: Minotaur Books, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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