The perfect paragon

Book Cover
Average Rating
NoveList Series:
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Trouble is, Agatha hates divorce cases--especially when the client is as pompous as Smedley--but she has a business to run and she's not about to turn away a paying customer. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife, young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church.
Although Smedley’s case doesn’t look promising, Agatha’s attentions are diverted when she stumbles across the body of missing teenager, Jessica Bradley. In a sudden gesture of kindness (and good public relations), Agatha offers to investigate Jessica’s death free of charge.
As Agatha juggles her two biggest cases, things are turned upside down when Robert Smedley is found poisoned in his office. The prime suspect, his sainted wife Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer.
With the help of her old friend, Sir Charles Fraith, and some newly hired staff, Agatha Raisin sets off on another adventure solving crime in the English Cotswolds.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780312304485
9780739330807
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID71cbab0c-dc4e-1960-b91b-9801b7fc6d33
Grouping Titleperfect paragon
Grouping Authorm c beaton
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2023-03-31 03:51:42AM
Last Indexed2023-03-31 04:16:45AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Beaton, M. C.
author_display
Beaton, M. C.
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

AGATHA RAISIN...AND THE CASE FROM HELL…She’s nosed in on murder investigations, annoyed law enforcement on two continents, and been targeted by everyone from a hit man to a killer secretary. But now Agatha Raisin must take on her greatest nightmare—a divorce case. Bad enough that her struggling detective agency needs the whacking great fee pompous businessman Robert Smedley is offering to prove his wife is unfaithful; it’s even worse that Mrs. Smedley is the kind of sweet, accomplished, lovely, gentle, and all-around perfectly wonderful spouse that Agatha couldn’t be in a thousand years. So, when Smedley turns up poisoned, Agatha is relieved enough to help his now-desperate wife clear her name. And with the assistance of her firm’s eccentric new staff, Agatha enthusiastically follows leads and a batch of suspects through the English countryside’s seediest byways. But the police aren’t about to let an interfering "amateur" beat them to the punch. And as Agatha hits one dead end after another, a particularly devious killer is looking forward to making sure the indomitable Agatha never has to worry about old age—or anything else.

format_addison
Book
eAudiobook
format_category_addison
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
71cbab0c-dc4e-1960-b91b-9801b7fc6d33
isbn
9780312304485
9780739330807
itype_addison
Fiction
last_indexed
2023-03-31T09:16:45.269Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
CRIME BEATON M.
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9780312304485
publishDate
2005
2006
publisher
Books on Tape
St. Martin's Minotaur
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Agatha Raisin mysteries
series_with_volume
Agatha Raisin mysteries|16
subject_facet
Cotswold Hills (England) -- Fiction
Husbands -- Crimes against -- Fiction
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Raisin, Agatha -- (Fictitious character)
Widows -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- England -- Cotswold Hills -- Fiction
title_display
The perfect paragon
title_full
The Perfect Paragon
The perfect paragon / M.C. Beaton
title_short
The perfect paragon
topic_facet
Crimes against
Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Husbands
Inheritance and succession
Mystery
Raisin, Agatha
Widows
Women private investigators

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b11347326.i114940742nd Floor- Adult BooksCRIME BEATON M.1falsefalseCheck ShelfApr 02, 2022afic
overdrive:c28e0e5a-7609-4b53-834c-3af956fdb6cc-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
overdrive:c28e0e5a-7609-4b53-834c-3af956fdb6cc1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b11347326BookBooks1st edEnglishSt. Martin's Minotaur2005234 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:c28e0e5a-7609-4b53-834c-3af956fdb6cceAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBooks on Tape2006

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11347326.i11494074On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:c28e0e5a-7609-4b53-834c-3af956fdb6cc-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:c28e0e5a-7609-4b53-834c-3af956fdb6cc1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue