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Beaton, M. C.

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Works: 567 works in 3,620 publications in 1 language and 208,019 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Drama  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.E196,
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Publications by M. C Beaton
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Most widely held works by M. C Beaton
Death of a gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 3,106 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 )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,988 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 )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,980 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 valentine by M. C Beaton( Book )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,942 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 held by 2,931 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 )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,786 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Book )
35 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,771 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 maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,766 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
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,759 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 2013 in English and held by 2,705 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 )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 2,703 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
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,691 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 )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,664 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 kingfisher by M. C Beaton( Book )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,652 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
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,595 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 )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 2,561 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 )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 2,498 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 )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,492 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 )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,474 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 held by 2,438 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
 
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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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