Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer is the twenty ninth book in the main Agatha Raisin Mysteries series by M. C. Beaton. It was published October 4, 2018.


The church of St. Ethelred in the village of Thirk Magna is renowned for its team of bell-ringers, the troupe led by identical twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. Mavis and Millicent are lifelong residents of the remote village―or were, until their home is broken into one night, and Millicent is murdered. But who’s the killer? Is it one of their co-workers, sick of being bullied to practice for a big performance? Or perhaps Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer who was heard yelling at the sisters that he felt like strangling them? Kennell swears his innocence, and hires the ever-trusty (if often tipsy) Agatha Raisin to clear his name. Only she can find the killer―and hopefully a handsome man to buy her dinner while she’s at it.


  • Agatha Raisin
  • Mavis Dupin
  • Millicent Dupin
  • Joseph Kennell

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