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Beaton, M. C.

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Works: 424 works in 2,895 publications in 2 languages and 184,315 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
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Publications by M. C Beaton
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Most widely held works by M. C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Book )
93 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,831 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?
Death of a gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,344 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
Death of a valentine by M. C Beaton( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3,199 libraries worldwide
Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish MacBeth, may actually marry at last. The entire village of Lochdubh adores Macbeth's bride-to-be. Josie McSween is Hamish's new constable, and she is a pretty little thing, with glossy brown hair and big brown eyes. The local folk think that Josie is quite a catch, but Hamish couldn't be more miserable. The wedding wouldn't be happening if it weren't for the murder of a beautiful woman in a nearby village. After the gorgeous woman receives a deadly Valentine's Day gift, Hamish and Josie take on the case. However, they soon discover that the list of the victim's admirers is endless. The case confirms Hamish's belief that love is extremely dangerous, but he still can't avoid the events that lead up to his celebrated engagement
Death of a witch by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,150 libraries worldwide
Hamish Macbeth, Scotland's most laconic and low-tech policeman, investigates the death of a woman with seemingly unearthly powers
Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 2,982 libraries worldwide
"Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth is charged with investigating the death of a maid struck down by a bucket of water"--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 2,949 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's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying I do, and Agatha is named the prime suspect
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,904 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
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,903 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
Death of a dentist by M. C Beaton( Book )
39 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,895 libraries worldwide
The Scottish detective Hamish Macbeth arrives for an appointment at the dentist's and finds him dead, apparently of nicotine poisoning. Did he smoke himself to death, or is there a link to missing bingo money?
Death of a dreamer : a Hamish McBeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,835 libraries worldwide
Surprised that a newcomer to the Scottish Highlands has remained steadfast to her new home in spite of an inhospitable winter, constable Hamish Macbeth learns that the woman has deluded herself into believing that she is engaged to a local artist
Death of a village : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,827 libraries worldwide
Constable Hamish MacBeth heads for the village of Stoyre to investigate why its citizens are leaving in droves and encounters a series of baffling events, dangers, and mysteries
Death of a bore : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,810 libraries worldwide
Confounded by the murder of Lochdubh writing circle's long-winded organizer, laconic police officer Hamish Macbeth investigates the victim's writings for clues and wonders at sinister themes within an unfinished soap opera script
Death of a poison pen by M. C Beaton( Book )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,791 libraries worldwide
Constable Hamish Macbeth loves his quiet life in the Highlands with his dog, cottage, and an unhurried cup of tea. Yetno copper in Scotland is faster when it comes to spotting a clue or a criminal
Death of a scriptwriter by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,787 libraries worldwide
Patricia Martyn-Broyd's joy at having her book made into a movie turns to rage when her aristocratic detective is turned into a pot-smoking hippie. But she swears she did not murder the actress or the scriptwriter. So who did? Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth investigates
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,746 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
Death of a chimney sweep by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,740 libraries worldwide
In the isolated villages of northern Scotland, the residents rely on chimney sweep Pete Ray. After Police Constable Hamish Macbeth finds a dead body stuffed inside a chimney, the entire town of Lochdubh suspects Pete. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens
Death of a celebrity by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,728 libraries worldwide
Blonde, glamorous BBC reporter Crystal French has blown into Lochdubh with 'Highland Life', a hard-hitting TV show that has more than just the heather shaking. Roaring into town in her bright yellow Porsche, her arrival is heralded by a speeding ticket from Constable Hamish Macbeth - in spite of her attempts at bribery and seduction. Out of revenge, her show insults the shopkeepers to the outrage of the entire village, and targets Hamish for public humiliation. But when Crystal's body is discovered, the entire village becomes suspect in her murder
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,701 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?"--
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came by M. C Beaton( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,698 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
Death of a charming man by M. C Beaton( Book )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 2,693 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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controlled identity Chesney, Marion

Crampton, Helen 1936-
Fairfax, Ann 1936-
Tremaine, Jennie 1936-
Ward, Charlotte
Ward, Charlotte 1936-
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Hungarian (1)
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