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Beaton, M. C.

Works: 692 works in 4,202 publications in 2 languages and 216,353 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  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
Death of a valentine by M. C Beaton( Book )
178 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 15,705 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 chimney sweep by M. C Beaton( Book )
66 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 6,854 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 maid by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
100 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,796 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 3,108 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 )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,014 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
Death of a kingfisher by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,873 libraries worldwide
When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again, the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,752 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 )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 2,742 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 )
41 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,696 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
Hiss and hers : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,687 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 love from hell by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,678 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?
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 2,670 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
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 2,642 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 )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,628 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 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,621 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 )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,600 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
Death of a dentist by M. C Beaton( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 2,560 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?
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 2,552 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 an addict by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,406 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 celebrity by M. C Beaton( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,325 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
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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.
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