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January 13 2017

Win the First 10 Agatha Raisin Books!

M.C. Beaton has been writing Agatha Raisin books for 25 years now, and it's taken that long for the popular book series to come to the screen. The new Agatha Raisin show, starring Ashley Jensen...
December 1 2016

Holiday Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List

December is upon us, and with it comes all the joys and wonders (and murder) of the holiday season! While we normally compile a list of all of the upcoming soft-boiled mysteries for the month (see...
November 10 2016

Now Win This!: GIFnotes Sweepstakes

Each week at CrimeHQ, we like to give an upcoming book the GIFnotes treatment. For those that don't know: GIFnotes = Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help...
September 26 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.08: “The Murderous Marriage” Episode Review

Our season is at an end, and it couldn’t have been a more exciting finale. The entire season seemed to be leading up to this event. Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen) is getting ready for her...
September 23 2016

“Drinking Up Daisies” Cocktails

It must be stressful to live in a town like Carsely in the Cotswolds, where there seems to be murder around every corner. I wouldn't judge Agatha Raisin one bit for needing to unwind every...
September 21 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 20, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the...
September 19 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.07: “Witch of Wyckhadden” Episode Review

This episode has a mysterious start, and—spoiler alert—it’s the best episode of the season so far. We start with Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen) in the back of a cab. She’s...
September 15 2016

Review: Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton

Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton is the 27th book in the Agatha Raisin series (Available September 20, 2016). There's a newcomer in the town of Carsely in the Cotswolds, and he's a retired...
September 12 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.06: “The Day the Floods Came” Episode Review

This episode is all about a bride, but don’t get too excited, the bride is not Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen). Agatha is, however, in attendance at the wedding. Not because she knows the bride...
September 5 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.05: “The Vicious Vet” Episode Review

Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen) is still having no luck on the relationship front. Things aren’t going anywhere with James Lacey (Jamie Glover), even though she had high hopes. We see her strut...
August 29 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.04: “The Potted Gardener” Episode Review

This week, the village of Carsley is plagued by joy riders. The episode opens with a yellow car tearing up the green late at night, blasting loud thumping music, red and orange flames painted down...
August 22 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.03: “The Wellspring of Death” Episode Review

“The Wellspring of Death” opens in the village of Ancombe, as we toggle back and forth between a young mother taking her child for a walk in a baby carriage and an Ancombe Water Company...
August 15 2016

Agatha Raisin 1.02: “Hell’s Bells” Episode Review

Our normal, serene helicopter view of the village of Carsely in the Cotswolds, usually accompanied by pleasant background music, is not the opening for “Hell's Bells.” Instead,...
August 15 2016

Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: September, 2016

Discover (or remember to order) your next cozy with a delightfully convenient shopping list of upcoming soft-boiled mysteries! Last month, we did our best to beat the heat with August's releases;...
August 10 2016

Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, Acorn TV isn't the only one that can visualize M.C. Beaton's...
August 10 2016

Agatha Raisin Pilot: “The Quiche of Death” Episode Review

“The Quiche of Death” aired on British television in 2014. Season 1, filmed in 2015, is just airing now on Acorn TV. The pilot functions as both a character introduction and background...
August 1 2016

Watch the 1st Episode of Agatha Raisin for Free!

After 27 books (and 27 murders solved), Agatha Raisin now has her own TV series. Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death premieres Monday, August 1 on Acorn TV, and Season 1 premieres August 8. Ugly...
February 12 2016

Minder: A Valentine’s Day Mystery Dating App from Minotaur

Our friends over at Minotaur have put together this fun little Valentine's Day mystery dating quiz featuring a few series protagonists that know how to get the heart racing. Swipe your...
May 15 2015

Check Out Agatha Raisin at Twenty-Six!

Just look at Agatha Raisin at twenty-six, already having come a long way from the Birmingham slum where she was born. M. C. Beaton's upcoming short story will find Agatha having dumped both...
September 16 2014

Fresh Meat: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton

The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton is the 25th cozy mystery featuring Agatha Raisin, a P.I. in the rural Cotswolds, who'll face murder amid the tormented world of amateur theatrics. (available...
September 13 2013

Fresh Meat: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton is the 24th book in the Agatha Raisin mystery series set in the village of Carsely in the English Cotswolds (available September 17, 2013). There’s...
August 6 2013

Now Win This!: M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin Series Sweepstakes

She's the queen of the cozies and just last year, M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series celebrated its 20th birthday. In the Dog Days of Summer, we're offering up a chance to have the queen...
November 1 2012

Fall into Winter: The Ten Coziest Cozy Mystery Series

There are few things I enjoy more than the changing of the seasons. When the leaves start to turn, I dream of roaring fires and snowflakes falling from the sky. I make sure my favorite blanket is within...
September 15 2012

Fresh Meat: Hiss and Hers by M. C. Beaton

Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Cotswolds village sleuth Agatha Raisin with another humorous mystery, this time involving a very attractive, then very dead,...