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Beaton, M. C.

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Works: 527 works in 3,849 publications in 3 languages and 211,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Detective and mystery television programs  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
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Publications about M. C Beaton
Publications by M. C Beaton
Most widely held works about M. C Beaton
 
Most widely held works by M. C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Book )
83 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,893 libraries worldwide
Now Agatha has more excitement than she bargained for and James Lacey to help her solve the mystery of the vet's suspicious death. Agatha Raisin is back, and a slew of charming village characters along with her. No one writes a cozy tale of murder like M.C. Beaton: Village life - and village mysteries - will never be the same
Death of a maid by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
83 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,612 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Gillespie is famous for being the best maid in the northwest of Sutherland. But to Hamish Macbeth, she is a malicious gossip who bangs around the furniture and clanks pots. When Hamish wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle, he spends most of the day trying to avoid her. He doesn't understand how she managed to gain such a fine reputation. Then she is found dead, struck down violently by a metal bucket of water. Knowing Mrs. Gillespie's penchant for gossip, Hamish is sure she delighted in finding out her clients' secrets--which means that everyone whose home she cleaned is a suspect
Death of a gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 3,117 libraries worldwide
"Scotland's most laconic and low-tech policeman, Hamish MacBeth, is back and this time he must investigate the death of a gentle lady"--Provided by the publisher
There goes the bride : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,010 libraries worldwide
Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha Raisin is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has set her sights on a handsome and beguiling Frenchman, she can't quite stop obsessing about James. But Agatha's best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying "I do" and Agatha is named the prime suspect
A spoonful of poison : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,999 libraries worldwide
The vicar of a nearby village persuades Agatha Raisin to help publicize a church fete. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders. Along with her young and (much to her dismay) pretty sidekick, Toni, Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering, keep the church funds safe from theft, and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the village--all while falling for handsome George Selby, who may have secrets of his own
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,937 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Book )
35 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,784 libraries worldwide
Frustrated by a series of small jobs after opening her own detective agency, Agatha Raisin places the fledgling agency's reputation on the line by alienating her friends and flirting with a chief suspect
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,763 libraries worldwide
Returning to the humdrum routine of her home, Agatha Raisin finds herself falling for charming new neighbor Paul Chatterton and becomes involved in the investigation of a believed-haunted house and its murdered owner
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,735 libraries worldwide
"The picturesque Cotwsold village of Winter Parva has decided to warm the winter months after the holidays by roasting a pig in the town square. Agatha, always one for a good roasting, has arrived with her former protegě and current rival in the private detection racket, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem ... "Stop!" she screams suddenly. The "pig," in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the good people of the village. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when Gary's ex-wife hires Toni to investigate. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as obviously vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha could do anything other than solve the case herself?"--
The perfect paragon : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 2,712 libraries worldwide
Recovering after nearly being killed by both a hired assassin and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin is looking for a low-key case and takes on an investigation into Robert Smedley's possibly adulterous wife, until her client turns up dead, poisoned with weed killer, leaving his young wife the prime suspect to inherit a fortune
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,682 libraries worldwide
Recently married to James Lacey, the witty and fractious Agatha Raisin quickly finds that marriage, and love, are not all they are cracked up to be. Rather than basking in marital bliss, the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a particularly raucous fight in the local pub, James suddenly vanishes-a bloodstain the only clue to his fate-and Agatha is the prime suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation. But her sleuthing is thwarted when James's suspected mistress, Melissa, is found murdered. Joined by her old friend Sir Charles, Agatha digs into Melissa's past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers. Are Melissa's death and James's disappearance connected? Will Agatha reunite with her husband or will she find herself alone once again?
Hiss and hers : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,672 libraries worldwide
Agatha has fallen head over heels in love again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: A poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike. Rising to the occasion, Agatha rallies her little detective agency to find the killer, only to learn that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated? Well, if she can't have George, at least Agatha can have the satisfaction of confronting the other women and solving the crime
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,644 libraries worldwide
Agatha Raisin decides to escape for a holiday on a remote island paradise, and becomes involved in an investigation into strangely similar crimes that took place half a world apart involving the mysterious deaths of young blonde women
Agatha Raisin and the case of the curious curate by M. C Beaton( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,634 libraries worldwide
Depressed after being humiliated and abandoned by the two men in her life, Agatha Raisin finds a new prospect in curate Tristan Delon, whose untimely death prompts Agatha to investigate strange mysteries surrounding the victim
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,610 libraries worldwide
A mystery without a murder featuring the series hero, Scottish constable Hamish MacBeth. The Christmas season brings him two cases, in one a woman reports her cat stolen, in another someone has stolen the village Christmas tree
Love, lies, and liquor : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,606 libraries worldwide
Invited to spend a seaside vacation with her ex-husband, James Lacey, at a rundown town called Snoth-on-Sea, Agatha Raisin becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a woman staying at the same hotel and is forced to step in to find the real culprit
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,553 libraries worldwide
When a fortune-teller informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny--and true love--lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening
Death of yesterday by M. C Beaton( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,415 libraries worldwide
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth pays no mind to a bothersome woman who had been out drinking and forgot all the events of the previous evening, until she turns up murdered
Death of an addict by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,414 libraries worldwide
British detective Hamish Macbeth travels to Amsterdam and poses as a spiffy drug dealer to find clues to a murder. The victim was a recovering drug addict in Macbeth's village in Scotland
Death of a charming man by M. C Beaton( Book )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,347 libraries worldwide
When Peter Hynd, a very handsome man, arrives in the Scottish highland village of Lochdubh, the aerobics business booms and so does the hairdresser's, the local ladies falling over each other to meet him. All of which is of great amusement to Hamish Macbeth, the local copper, until the body of one of his conquests is found on a beach and Hynd disappears. By the author of Death of a Travelling Man
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Chesney, Marion

Beaton, M.C. 1936-
Chesney, Marion.
Chesney, Marion 1936-
Chester, Sarah.
Chester, Sarah 1936-
Crampton, Helen.
Crampton, Helen 1936-
Fairfax, Ann.
Fairfax, Ann 1936-
Gibbons, Marion.
McChesney, Marion.
Tremaine, Jennie.
Tremaine, Jennie 1936-
Ward, Charlotte.
Ward, Charlotte 1936-
ビートン, M. C.
Languages
English (657)
German (12)
Italian (2)
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