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Beaton, M. C.

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Works: 428 works in 5,002 publications in 2 languages and 212,781 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Drama  Television series  Television comedies  Detective and mystery television programs  Thrillers (Fiction)  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
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Publications about M. C Beaton
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 )
34 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,191 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 Gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 3,188 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 witch by M. C Beaton( Book )
33 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 3,110 libraries worldwide
Hamish Macbeth, Scotland's most laconic and low-tech policeman, investigates the death of a woman with seemingly unearthly powers
There goes the bride : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,057 libraries worldwide
Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha Raisin is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has a great interest in a handsome Frenchman, she can't stop obsessing about James. Her intention to get on with her life is put on hold when James's young fiancee is shot to death just minutes before saying 'I do", and Agathais named the prime suspect
A spoonful of poison : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 3,039 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
Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 2,971 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
Death of a kingfisher by M. C Beaton( Book )
31 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 2,900 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
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,886 libraries worldwide
"An irresistible new adventure for the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin, from New York Times bestselling M.C. Beaton, "the reigning queen of the cozies" (Booklist). 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 protegee 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?"--Provided by publisher
Hiss and hers : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
33 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,812 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 haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,776 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
The perfect paragon : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
55 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 2,727 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
Death of yesterday by M. C Beaton( Book )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 2,698 libraries worldwide
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth pays no mind to a bothersome woman who went out drinking and forgot all the events of the previous evening, until she turns up murdered
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Book )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and German and held by 2,697 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 dreamer : a Hamish MacBeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 2,684 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
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came by M. C Beaton( Book )
36 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,670 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 )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,639 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
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Book )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and German and held by 2,613 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,610 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
Death of a chimney sweep by M. C Beaton( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,605 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 scriptwriter by M. C Beaton( Book )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 2,597 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Chesney, Marion

Beaton, M.C.
Beaton, M.C. 1936-
Beaton, Marion Chesney
Chesney, Marion.
Chesney, Marion 1936-
Chester, Sarah.
Chester, Sarah 1936-
Crampton, Helen.
Crampton, Helen 1936-
Fairfax, Ann.
Fairfax, Ann 1936-
Gibbons, Marion.
M.C. Beaton
Marion Chesney
Marion Chesney Beaton
Marion Gibbons
Marion McChesney
McChesney Marion
Tremaine, Jennie.
Tremaine, Jennie 1936-
Ward, Charlotte.
Ward, Charlotte 1936-
비턴, M. C. 1936-
워드, 샬럿 1936-
채스니, 매리온 1936-
크램프턴, 헬렌 1936-
트레메인, 제니 1936-
페어팩스, 앤 1936-
ビートン, M. C.
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German (6)
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