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Keith, Penelope 1940-

Overview
Works: 293 works in 856 publications in 1 language and 13,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies  Detective and mystery television programs  Christmas stories  Television series 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PR6053.H4535, 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village, 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, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha--and the rest of the village--realize that things aren't as they seem
Death comes to Pemberley by Matthew Rhys( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 869 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
Busy body : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in her life, Agatha Raisin finds herself giving into the holiday cheer that has become infectious in the village of Carsely. However, Mr. John Sunday of the Health and Safety Board is determined to be a modern-day Scrooge. First, he declares the village shop must remove its historical wooden shelves; then he ban's the village's iconic Christmas tree. But when Sunday is found murdered shortly thereafter, Agatha finds herself with a whole slew of suspects
There goes the bride : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 788 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
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by M. C Beaton( )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 623 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
Something borrowed, someone dead : [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh, and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswold hills, she was heartily welcomed. She seemed a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back. They're just small things-a teapot here, a set of silverware there-so it's quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered with a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councilor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer, but the village is secretive, and the residents resent Agatha's investigation. Of course, that doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nose where no one wants it-especially as the suspect list grows. And, as if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha! With M.C. Beaton's Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, the bossy, vain, and absolutely irresistible Agatha Raisin continues to be a fan favorite
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 316 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 light than by entering the village quiche-making competition?
Good neighbors : the complete series 1-3( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just how different can neighbors be and still be neighborly? The Goods quit their humdrum life for a life of brutal survivalism while remaining in their surburban home. They dug up their front and back yards and turned them into fruit and vegetable gardens. They introduced chickens, pigs (Pinky and Perky), a goat called Geraldine and a cockerel named Lenin. They generated their own electricity, using methane from animal waste, and they even attempted to make their own clothes. To make money, the Goods sold or bartered surplus crops for essentials which they could not make themselves. All the while, their very long-suffering and very middle-class neighbors, the Leadbetters, attempt to survive the survivalists
To the manor born( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 246 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After six grueling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely--and to the charms of her neighbor, James Lacey. True, James is less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder
To the manor born( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 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
Agatha Raisin and love, lies and liquor by M. C Beaton( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 225 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
Agatha Raisin : the curious curate & the buried treasure by M. C Beaton( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 225 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
The Noël Coward collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 219 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
Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage by M. C Beaton( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost bigamy and absolute murder Agatha'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 large as life and twice as ugly. Agatha has a go at strangling him. It's all too much for James, who breaks off the engagement. So when Jimmy is found murdered the next day. Agatha and James are both suspects. And they'll have to work together in order to clear their names
The Norman conquests( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 214 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 terrible tourist by M. C Beaton( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Raisin, retired PR supremo, has been spurned at the alter by the man of her dreams, her attractive neighbor James Lacey. So temporarily deserting the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely, she pursues her fleeing fiance to north Cyprus where, instead of enjoying a romantic honeymoon, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Can the duo forget their differences and resume their strangely successful sleuthing partnership?
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Raisin, snug in her Carsley cottage, is overwhelmed by boredom-until a report of a haunted house sends her to investigate. Suddenly, middle-aged Agatha is aglow with romance and excitement. But the glow fades fast. It turns out the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy, and the ghost is most likely someone playing a practical joke. Then an old lady is murdered, and, for Agatha, solving a homicide is more fun than hunting a ghost. Very soon she's up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbor
Agatha Raisin and the deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Recording )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 202 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 divorcee Catherine Laggat-Brown, and presents Agatha with her first real case. Death threats, blackmail and worse quickly follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Recording )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha's marriage isn't what she expected, James is critical and suspects that he has been visiting his ex-lovers, Melissa's company. When James disappears and Melissa is violently murdered Agatha enlists the help of her ex-lover Sir Charles Fraith to help search for James and find the killer
 
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Busy body : an Agatha Raisin mystery
Alternative Names
Penelope Keith Actress; High Sheriff of Surrey; Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey

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There goes the bride : an Agatha Raisin mysteryAgatha Raisin and the quiche of deathTo the manor bornTo the manor bornAgatha Raisin : the curious curate & the buried treasureAgatha Raisin and the terrible touristAgatha Raisin and the deadly dance