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Beaton, M. C.

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Works: 536 works in 3,312 publications in 2 languages and 195,205 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author
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
Death of a valentine by M. C Beaton( Book )
53 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,466 libraries worldwide
Hamish Macbeth, Scotland's most laconic and low-tech policeman, investigates the death of a woman with seemingly unearthly powers
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
72 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,687 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 love from hell by M. C Beaton( Book )
41 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,440 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?
Agatha Raisin and the terrible tourist by M. C Beaton( Book )
90 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,696 libraries worldwide
In her sixth delightful outing, Agatha travels north of Cyprus, only to contend with her estanged fiance', an egregious group of terrible tourists, and a string of murders as scorching as the Greek sun
Death of a gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,392 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
Agatha Raisin and the wellspring of death by M. C Beaton( Book )
17 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,333 libraries worldwide
Opinion is divided in a village in the English Cotswolds to a company's request to bottle water from the village spring. One side sees economic benefits, the other a degraded environment. When the council chairman who was to make a decision is murdered, sleuth Agatha Raisin goes to work
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 3,024 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 )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,011 libraries worldwide
Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha Raisin is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey, but her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when the bride-to-be is shot to death
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,923 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
Death of a dentist by M. C Beaton( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,916 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 haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,907 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 dreamer : a Hamish MacBeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
35 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,860 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 2,834 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 chimney sweep by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,828 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 bore : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,823 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 poison pen by M. C Beaton( Book )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,816 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 2,804 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
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,736 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 celebrity by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,733 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 first bumps off Felicity Pearson's Countryside program, then insults the shop-keepers to the outrage of the entire village, and finally targets Hamish Macbeth for public humiliation. But when Crystal turns up dead, an apparent suicide that turns out to be murder, the entire village becomes suspect
Death of an addict by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,726 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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controlled identity Chesney, Marion

Beaton, M.C. 1936-
Crampton, Helen 1936-
Fairfax, Ann 1936-
Tremaine, Jennie 1936-
Ward, Charlotte
Ward, Charlotte 1936-
Languages
English (707)
Czech (1)
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