"But home was waiting for her in Carsely, down in a fold of the Cotswold Hills."
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

Carsely is a fictional village located in the Cotswolds. The majority of the series is set here.

Carsely has many neighbouring villages where some of the events of the series also take place, including Dembley, Ancombe and Hebberdon. Other towns and villages such as Mircester, Evesham, Cirencester and Winter Parva are also nearby.

In the books, Carsley is described as a large village nestled in a fold of the Cotswolds Hills and is a short drive from Moreton-in-Marsh. (The Quiche of Death)

History and traditions

The village hosts many annual events, such as the village fete, the open garden day and the village duck race. (The Quiche of Death, The Potted Gardener, The Curious Curate)

The Carsely Village Fete has been an annual event in the village since 1908. Some of the competitions that occur at the fete include best quiche, largest vegetable and best flower arrangements. The prize for best quiche was £5 (£10 in the book). Judged by Andy Cummings-Browne, Sarah Bloxby had won the best quiche award three years in a row before Ella Cartwright went on to win this prestigious honour seven years in a row. (The Quiche of Death)

After the fete, the Green Man Harvest Festival occurs. Originally a pagan event, the festival celebrates fertile fields with Morris dancing. (The Quiche of Death)

The village also has an amateur dramatics group, the Carsely Dramatic Society, formerly headed by Jo Cummings-Browne. (The Quiche of Death, The Blood of an Englishman)

Mrs. Josephs lead the Carsely Ladies Society. Following Mrs. Josephs' death, however, Sarah took over as head of the society. (The Quiche of Death, The Wizard of Evesham)

Carsely has a historical society which remains active despite its low membership. (The Deadly Dance)

Carsely organises an annual charity week, with fundraising events such as smooth jazz concerts and auctions. (The Love from Hell)

The village prides itself on its traditional Christmas festivities. (The Busy Body)

Places in Carsely


Residents of Carsely

Former residents of Carsely



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