WorldCat Identities

Beaton, M. C.

Overview
Works: 382 works in 4,713 publications in 2 languages and 214,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Drama  Television series  Television comedies  Detective and mystery television programs  Thrillers (Fiction)  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about M. C Beaton
 
Most widely held works by M. C Beaton
Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )

173 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 12,159 WorldCat member 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 chimney sweep by M. C Beaton( Book )

76 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 7,379 WorldCat member 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 valentine by M. C Beaton( Book )

61 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 6,246 WorldCat member 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 maid by M. C Beaton( Recording )

124 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,785 WorldCat member 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 dustman by M. C Beaton( Book )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 3,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish sleuth Hamish Macbeth investigates the murder of Fergus Macleod, the tyrannical head of Lochdubh's new recycling center, while coping with the bizarre edicts of a member of the Strathbane Council and his lazy new constable
Death of a Gentle lady by M. C Beaton( Book )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 3,317 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,077 WorldCat member 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
A spoonful of poison : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,036 WorldCat member 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
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,899 WorldCat member 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
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,869 WorldCat member 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
Hiss and hers : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,818 WorldCat member 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
Death of a dentist by M. C Beaton( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,807 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,775 WorldCat member 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 Undetermined and held by 2,734 WorldCat member 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
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,684 WorldCat member 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 )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,681 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,662 WorldCat member 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
Death of yesterday by M. C Beaton( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 2,658 WorldCat member 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 case of the curious curate by M. C Beaton( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,656 WorldCat member 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 )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and German and held by 2,601 WorldCat member 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
 
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Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery
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Death of a chimney sweepDeath of a valentineDeath of a maidDeath of a dustmanDeath of a Gentle ladyThere goes the bride : an Agatha Raisin mysteryA spoonful of poison : an Agatha Raisin mysteryAs the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery
Alternative Names

controlled identityChesney, 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.

Languages
English (1,031)

German (2)