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Beaton, M. C.

Overview
Works: 547 works in 3,550 publications in 1 language and 204,625 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
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
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
324 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 23,508 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 gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,109 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 2,986 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 valentine by M. C Beaton( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,936 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 )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,933 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 )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,780 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 : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 2,762 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
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,681 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?"--
Death of a kingfisher by M. C Beaton( Book )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,636 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
Hiss and hers : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,636 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. When George doesn't show up, Agatha finds his dead body in a compost heap. The killer chose no ordinary weapon: a poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,593 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 fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,591 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
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 2,588 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 )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,569 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 MacBeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,499 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 poison pen by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,497 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 village : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,486 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 )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,443 libraries worldwide
Confounded by the murder of Lochdubh writing circle's long-winded organizer, 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 scriptwriter by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,432 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
Death of an addict by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,429 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
 
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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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