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)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Vicious Vet(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Potted Gardener(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Walkers of Dembley(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murderous Marriage(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Terrible Tourist(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wellspring of Death(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wizard of Evesham(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Witch of Wyckhadden(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fairies of Fryfam(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Love from Hell(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Day the Floods Came(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Curious Curate(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haunted House(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Deadly Dance(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Perfect Paragon(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love, Lies and Liquor(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kissing Christmas Goodbye(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Spoonful of Poison(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
There Goes the Bride(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Busy Body(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
As The Pig Turns(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hiss and Hers(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Christmas Crumble(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hell's Bells(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Blood of an Englishman(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Agatha's First Case(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dishing the Dirt(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pushing up Daisies(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Witches' Tree(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Ringer(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beating about the Bush(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot to Trot(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down the Hatch(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devil’s Delight(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead on Target(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Agatha’s First Case is a prequel novella in the series.

Publication Order of Agatha Raisin Non-Fiction Books

The Agatha Raisin Companion(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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

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25 Responses to “Order of Agatha Raisin Books”

  1. Susan cameron: 1 year ago

    RIP M.C. Beaton. You brought us kaughter and light heartedness. Agatha is not real nor is she supposed to be. She‘s a little piece of each woman and its funny to see her fragility and truimphs. Hamish is relaxed and very scottish. We loved each book and you will be missed

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    • Christine Wilde: 8 months ago

      Agree. Ignore the comments from some people below who can’t seem to get their point across without being rude, your books sell and have TV shows, so you rock!

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  2. Carol C.: 2 years ago

    Rest in peace Marion Chesney. Thanks for the entertaining stories of Agatha and Hamish.

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    • lisa nesci: 2 years ago

      R W Green has got the okay before Marion chesney to continue the Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth Series. the books will be M C Beaton with RW Green.

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  3. Cat: 2 years ago

    There seems to be a glaring continuum issue.in some of the book Mrs. Bloxby’s first name is Margaret and then in others her name is Sarah.

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    • Sandra: 2 years ago

      There is an explanation where it’s clarified. She explains that her name is Sarah Margaret and some people call her Sarah and others Margaret. She answers to both.

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      • Susan cameron: 1 year ago

        Mrs Bloxby is Margret Sarah but most call her
        Sarah. But she is refered to by her first name
        Sometimes. She qualified this to Agatha in on
        Of the books

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  4. Mary Ann Campbell-Wick: 6 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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  5. Gertrude Calma: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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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        • Norah Baxter: 3 years ago

          Just from interest what is “Cosmo mag and the Inquirer”?

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          • TM Cole: 3 years ago

            Cosmo and Nationial Inquirer are American trash magazines—one objectifies women and the other features “gossip” —usually untrue.

      • CWilde: 7 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: 6 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: 5 years ago

          you can’t spell

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          • Christine Wilde: 8 months ago

            You call them typos my dear. Arrogant lot.

      • Susan cameron: 1 year ago

        I agree only an american could not get the humour
        And then call her such ridiculous names. No
        Accounting for class

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    • Pinky Escada: 7 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: 5 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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    • Lois Jones: 3 years ago

      I am an American and a huge fan M. C Beaton and everything that she writes. I especially love Agatha Raisin, her books are not meant to be like Agatha Christie’s so I don’t why you are comparing the two. If you don’t like them, why are you wasting your time reading them? Your viewpoint is something else that you wasted your time on and it is not going to affect any of those that love Agatha Raisin, especially me.

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  6. Mary hounshell: 8 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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  7. C.B. Swartz: 10 years ago

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

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  8. Reader: 11 years ago

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

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    • Lor Findlay: 6 years ago

      it’s 23rd down on the list

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