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

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’.