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M. C. Beaton - Author


M. C. Beaton is the renowned bestselling author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She has written many detective and romance novels alongside having an illustrious career on Fleet Street. Already a household name and, according to Anne Robinson, a ‘national treasure’, she is ranked among John Grisham and Maeve Binchy as a heavyweight of the publishing world. She divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
M. C. Beaton
Light, witty and engaging this is the 24th case for the bossy, vain and irresistible Agatha. A do-gooder with an unfortunate habit is found dead and Agatha is employed to uncover the killer. But she is stonewalled by the locals...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
M. C. Beaton
Light, witty and engaging this is the 24th case for the bossy, vain and irresistible Agatha. A do-gooder with an unfortunate habit is found dead and Agatha is employed to uncover the killer. But she is stonewalled by the locals...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers
M. C. Beaton
Cosy crime doyenne M.C. Beaton keeps delivering the goods with this her 23rd outing for the delightfully determined Cotswold-based sleuth, Agatha Raisin. Agatha falls for the local gardner but before she can snare him he is found dead and buried...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/04/2013
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Death of a Gossip by M. C. Beaton
Death of a Gossip
M. C. Beaton
The book that launched the series and its central character, the no nonsense at work but ever frustrated in love PC Hamish Macbeth. A sharp-tongued socialite is found strangled and only with the help of Tatler's Who's Who and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Death of a Valentine by M. C. Beaton
Death of a Valentine
M. C. Beaton
Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, is planning to marry at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Hamish's newest constable and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Death of Yesterday by M. C. Beaton
Death of Yesterday
M. C. Beaton
The strange and bizarre murders and the complicated love life of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth continue in the 28th adventure in the series. A local woman collapses after drinking too much and can’t remember anything of the event. But she wants...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/02/2013
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Death of a Kingfisher by M. C. Beaton
Death of a Kingfisher
M. C. Beaton
These highly readable whodunits, featuring the no nonsense PC Hamish Macbeth, are full of finely drawn characters, black comedy and a sprinkling of romance that have turned them into a bit of a cult. In Death of a Kingfisher arguments...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Hiss and Hers by M. C. Beaton
Hiss and Hers
M. C. Beaton
Cosy crime doyenne M.C. Beaton keeps delivering the goods with this her 23rd outing for the delightfully determined Cotswold based sleuth, Agatha Raisin. Agatha falls for the local gardner but before she can snare him he is found dead and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2012
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Agatha Raisin: As The Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin: As The Pig Turns
M. C. Beaton
This series just gets better and better. Each one is a stand-alone novel featuring the one and only crime sleuth Agatha Raisin. If you like Agatha Christie then you'll love this Agatha too.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2012
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Agatha Raisin : As the Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin : As the Pig Turns
M. C. Beaton
This series just gets better and better. Each one is a stand-alone novel featuring the one and only crime sleuth Agatha Raisin. If you like Agatha Christie then you'll love this Agatha too.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2011
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body
M. C. Beaton
Twenty first in the Agatha Raisin series with a two-page introduction to Agatha. 'Her first attempt at detective work came after she cheated at a village quiche baking competition by putting a shop bought quiche in as her own'.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2011
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body
M. C. Beaton
Beaton has created a national treasure in Agatha Raisin, an imperfect rather eccentric heroine but an absolute gem. Lots of red herrings await the reader in this the eagerly awaited 21st Agatha Raisin murder mystery. For diehard fans there is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Our Lady of Pain by M. C. Beaton
Our Lady of Pain
M. C. Beaton
This is the fourth in this fun, romantic series. Lady Rose Summer usually finds herself investigating cases of murder and intrigue but this time finds herself the suspect in a murder case, having threatened the victim the night before her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2010
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Sick of Shadows by M. C. Beaton
Sick of Shadows
M. C. Beaton
November 2010 Book of the Month. A lovely series that see’s Lady Rose Summer fighting crime in Edwardian England. Just the right balance of crime, romance and fun. A brilliant escape. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2010
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Snobbery with Violence by M. C. Beaton
Snobbery with Violence
M. C. Beaton
This is the first in a great new series of Edwardian murder mysteries. Lady Rose Summer makes the perfect heroine and when her father brings in Captain Harry Cathcart to investigate her scoundrel of a fiancé it soon transpires it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/08/2010
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Hasty Death by M. C. Beaton
Hasty Death
M. C. Beaton
Continuing the Edwardian Mystery series we find Lady Rose Summer striking out as an independent lady, hoping to support herself, but her new life isn’t quite as exciting as she hoped for. Not to worry, old acquaintance Captain Harry Cathcart...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/08/2010
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Her Grace's Passion by M. C. Beaton
Her Grace's Passion
M. C. Beaton
Matilda, Duchess of Hadshire is terribly unhappily married to a man more interested in his collection of beautiful artefacts and his new mistress than his pretty, headstrong wife. At a ball she catches the eye of the Earl of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
His Lordship's Pleasure by M. C. Beaton
His Lordship's Pleasure
M. C. Beaton
Annabelle is set free from her unhappy marriage to a drunk and a gambler by his untimely death but, penniless and unable to turn to her friends for help, her situation is dark indeed. Rather than end up in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Scandalous Lady Wright by M. C. Beaton
The Scandalous Lady Wright
M. C. Beaton
Any fans of M. C. Beaton who wondered what the initials stood for, the answer is Marion Chesney, and it was under this name that The Scandalous Lady Wright was first published. Long before Hamish Macbeth or Agatha Raisin were...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Death of a Liar by M. C. Beaton
Death of a Liar
M. C. Beaton
By page 24, we have three dead bodies, one of which appears to be a compulsive liar. She cried rape on the phone to the police and wasn’t, so when she cried ‘intruder’ no one believed her. If they had...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2015
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt by M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt
M. C. Beaton
The eagerly-awaited new Agatha Raisin novel from international bestseller M.C. Beaton. In Agatha's newest adventure she must prove her own innocence when a love rival turns up dead!
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Death of a Liar by M. C. Beaton
Death of a Liar
M. C. Beaton
By page 24, we have three dead bodies, one of which appears to be a compulsive liar. She cried rape on the phone to the police and wasn’t, so when she cried ‘intruder’ no one believed her. If they had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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