Agatha Raisin is a character and series of mystery novels by Scottish author M.C. Beaton (Marion Chesney). Raisin starts out as a frustrated PR agent in London who decides to retire from that line of work, moves to the Cotswolds and begins solving murders as a detective.

The Agatha Raisin series started in 1992 with Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death and continues on to this day with over 20 novels in the series. Below is the order of when each of M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin books were originally released:

Publication Order of Agatha Raisin Books

The Quiche of Death(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vicious Vet(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Potted Gardner(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walkers of Dembley(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murderous Marriage(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrible Tourist(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wellspring of Death(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wizard of Evesham(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch of Wyckhadden(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fairies of Fryfam(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love from Hell(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day the Floods Came(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Curious Curate(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted House(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deadly Dance(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perfect Paragon(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loves, Lies and Liquor(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kissing Christmas Goodbye(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Spoonful of Poison(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There Goes The Bride(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Busy Body(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
As the Pig Turns(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hiss and Hers(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood of an Englishman(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dishing the Dirt(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pushing Up Daisies(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch's Tree(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Agatha Raisin Short Stories

Christmas Crumble(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Agatha Raisin Non-Fiction Books

The Agatha Raisin Companion(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The book titles may or may not contain “Agatha Raisin and the…” as a prefix to the title.

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  • Reader

    There appears to be one book missing from the list. “Hiss and Hers” published in 2012.

  • C.B. Swartz

    ‘Hiss and Hers’ is on the list after ‘As The Pig Turns’ and before ‘Something Borrowed, Someone Dead’.

  • Mary hounshell

    In the potted gardener john is referred to as james near the end of the book! Im reading the public library of hamilton county ohios digital e book version. Who can correct this?

  • Gertrude Calma

    Poorly written drivel with obnoxious inconsistent characters and hugely stretched believability in the outlandish sequence of events that bounces around illogically in loopy tangents to fill space in the desperate hope of finding a vaguely plausible ending . Nothing like Agatha Christie’s cleverly written storied. MC Beaton must be a total nut case and whack job to write this kind of crap that is an insult to an intelligent reader. A VERY unsatisfying read. Total garbage and wasted time spent reading.

    • RHD

      I am a fan of Agatha Christie, a fan of Shakespeare and also MC Beaton. Can’t believe that you actually finished it if you hated it that much. Keep your obnoxious, outlandish and illogical opinions to yourself. Nut case? Whack job? not sure what you mean …..oh you must be speaking American, poor soul.

      • Gertrude Calma

        I agree with you, the author must be a nut case and a whack job to write in such an obnoxious, clearly outlandish and highly illogical fashion. I gather you must be American re: your “speaking American” comment (?? relevance or just emotional spitting?)because I most certainly am not! The actual term for the language we are reading and writing in is “English” in case there was some confusion on your part. I’m sure you’ll agree that it is really hard to see literature stoop to the level of a Cosmo mag or the Inquirer as is the case with these little “novellas” . Good for you that you’ve read Agatha Christie and Shakespeare! Sad that you can’t differentiate between good and poor literature, though. Keep trying and above all, keep reading! It’s wonderful that we are all entitled to express our opinions intelligently (most of us).