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Keith, Penelope 1940-

Overview
Works: 255 works in 668 publications in 1 language and 12,937 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television comedies  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Penelope Keith
As the pig turns an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Tony
Busy body an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Scrooge-like officer with the Health and Safety Board spoils the Costwolds holiday festivities by trumping up reasons to ban town decorations and May Dimwoody's hand-made toys, Agatha Raisin is called on to investigate the officer's subsequent murder
Death comes to Pemberley by Matthew Rhys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home
There goes the bride an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James' young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying I do, and Agatha is named the prime suspect
Something borrowed, someone dead : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria French was a jolly widow from London who was heartily welcomed to the charming Cotswold hills, despite her nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back. It's quite the shock when she is found dead, poisoned with tainted wine. Parish councilor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer, but the residents resent Agatha's investigation. As if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Agatha returns home after a sojourn in the capital, she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbour James Lacey. The newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior to Agatha in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. With Carsely Open Day approaching, Agatha longs for some fascinating crime to remind James of her genius for investigation and distract him from Mary. Soon a series of assaults on the finest gardens is followed by murder when Mary herself is discovered buried upside down in a terracotta pot. Agatha seizes the moment, and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt
The Norman conquests by Alan Ayckbourn( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of bullying and cajoling others as a high-flying public relations boss, Agatha Raisin's early retirement to the picture-postcard village of Carsley in the Cotswolds is a dream come true. And how better to begin making herself a local leading
Good neighbors the complete series 1-3( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just how different can neighbors be and still be neighborly? While the Goods struggle to live off their suburban London plot, the Leadbetters struggle with living next door to the Goods
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener & the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in four more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas.Agatha Raisin, the Columbo of the Cotswolds, is back in four more full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M.C. Beaton.The Potted Gardener - When a garden festival is announced, the village of Carsely is gripped with enthusiasm for water features and mulch. But the Grim Reaper is in the garden
The Noël Coward collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
To the manor born( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Disc 1) Season 1: episodes 1-6. Newly widowed Audrey is forced to auction Grantleigh when she finds out that her husband was bankrupt. She is mortified when the buyer is "a Czech grocer" intent on running his Empire from the Manor
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, an argument rages over the right of people to cross farmers' fields. When the presiding lady of a walking club is found murdered in a wheat field, suspicion turns on the owner. Sleuth Agatha Raisin goes looking for the real killer. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
To the manor born( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. Season 1: episodes 1-7. Newly widowed Audrey is forced to auction Grantleigh when she finds out that her husband was bankrupt. She is mortified when the buyer is "a Czech grocer" intent on running his Empire from the Manor
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored with the routine cases coming her way, Agatha Raisin finally gets an intriguing case after the poisoning death of a wealthy widow, Mrs. Tamworthy, who had sent Agatha a letter warning that she believed that someone in her family intended to kill her
Agatha Raisin the curious curate & the buried treasure by M. C Beaton( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the village curate is found murdered in the first story, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome nextdoor neighbor, Colonel Lacey. When Agatha embarks on a plan to give up smoking in the second story, little does she know that it will lead to a treasure hunt, humiliation and a rather nasty murder
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death and other stories by M. C Beaton( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agatha Raisin and The Quiche of Death"--In her first extended radio appearance, Agatha Raisin determines to make her mark by winning the local baking competition. When the judge is poisoned by her efforts, she investigates and uncovers a web of extra-marital sex and pastry-based favours. "Agatha Raisin and The Vicious Vet"--A handsome vet is found stabbed with a syringeful of tranquiliser. Was it an accident or did someone put him to sleep? Agatha and James are determined to find out who killed the village vet - but they resort to barefaced lies, burglary and badger watching. "Agatha Raisin and the body in the bathroom" - Agatha and James are determined to find out who killed the village vet and the local librarian - but they resort ot barefaced lies, burgary and badger watching
Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage by M. C Beaton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost bigamy and absolute murder. Agatha Raisin's life is never dull. The morning of Agatha's longed-for marriage to James Lacey dawns bright and clear. But her luck runs out in the church when Jimmy, the husband she had believed long dead, turns up
Agatha Raisin and love, lies and liquor by M. C Beaton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Raisin thinks she's in for a treat when her ex-husband, James Lacey, invites her on a holiday. But to her horror, his idea of an exotic destination is a small, rundown resort of Snoth-on-Sea. Needless to say, the break doesn't go as planned. When a fellow guest in their hotel is found murdered, Agatha herself becomes a suspect--and it looks as if she will be solving this particular case from the confines of a prison cell
Agatha Raisin and the deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the feisty Agatha Raisin cut it as a private investigator? She soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. But then in walks wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Busy body an Agatha Raisin mystery
Alternative Names
Penelope Keith Actress; High Sheriff of Surrey; Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey

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