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 Gardener (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
Love, 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
Christmas Crumble (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
Agatha's First Case (2015)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 Witches' Tree (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Ringer (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beating about the Bush (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot to Trot (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down the Hatch (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Agatha’s First Case is a prequel novella in the series.

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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13 Responses to “Order of Agatha Raisin Books”

  1. Mary Ann Campbell-Wick: 3 years ago

    thought this was suppose to be a review of the books, not another dose of across the pond name calling-get a grip gertie, and focus on the story-which is perfect brain candy-which is why I read-to escape a wee bit…love the Agatha in the pages(not on screen), and Beaton does a great job at entertaining while I work…

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  2. Gertrude Calma: 4 years ago

    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.

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    • RHD: 4 years ago

      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.

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      • Gertrude Calma: 4 years ago

        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).

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      • CWilde: 4 years ago

        I agree RHD, some people are too thick to realise these are different style books that are noting to do with AC’s style. The sheers amount of sales MC Beaton has achieved proves that these stories are a great little read.

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        • hroberson: 3 years ago

          Some folks seem to want to string together as many syllables as they can. And all in run-on sentences.

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        • Deborah: 2 years ago

          you can’t spell

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    • Pinky Escada: 4 years ago

      No, it’s not great literature, but these books are fun. How are the characters inconsistent? They are consistent throughout the series. I love Agatha’s character. She’s tough but insecure and she’s driven and curious. I also like Hamish, but not as much as Agatha. Now, the televised series is very unsatisfying as the characters don’t match what’s in my mind.

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    • Deborah: 2 years ago

      OMG Gert: get a grip. What makes you the expert on MC Beaton books? I must be a nut case along with the wonderful MC Beaton, because the characters name is Agatha are you trying to compare Agatha Christie? Guess I’m a whack job for liking MC Beaton’s books. To each his own Gert. You didn’t like MC Beaton’s writing that’s ok, move one and call it good, and chalk it off to an author you won’t be reading, but don’t be SO RUDE! Life is too short for that nonsense.

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  3. Mary hounshell: 5 years ago

    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?

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  4. C.B. Swartz: 7 years ago

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

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  5. Reader: 8 years ago

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

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    • Lor Findlay: 3 years ago

      it’s 23rd down on the list

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