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M C Beaton


(1936 - 2019)

A pseudonym used by Marion Chesney

M C Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street.

As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries.


Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
 
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Series
Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
   1. Death of a Gossip (1985)
   2. Death of a Cad (1987)
   3. Death of an Outsider (1988)
   4. Death of a Perfect Wife (1989)
   5. Death of a Hussy (1990)
   6. Death of a Snob (1991)
   7. Death of a Prankster (1992)
   8. Death of a Glutton (1993)

     aka Death of a Greedy Woman

   9. Death of a Travelling Man (1993)
   10. Death of a Charming Man (1994)
   11. Death of a Nag (1995)
   12. Death of a Macho Man (1996)
   13. Death of a Dentist (1997)
   14. Death of a Scriptwriter (1998)
   15. Death of an Addict (1999)
   15.5. A Highland Christmas (1999)
   16. Death of a Dustman (2001)
   17. Death of a Celebrity (2002)
   18. Death of a Village (2003)
   19. Death of a Poison Pen (2004)
   20. Death of a Bore (2005)
   21. Death of a Dreamer (2006)
   22. Death of a Maid (2007)
   23. Death of a Gentle Lady (2008)
   24. Death of a Witch (2009)
   25. Death of a Valentine (2009)
   26. Death of a Sweep (2011)

     aka Death of a Chimney Sweep

   27. Death of a Kingfisher (2012)
   28. Death of Yesterday (2013)
   29. Death of a Policeman (2012)
   30. Death of a Liar (2015)
   30.5. Knock, Knock, You're Dead! (2016)
   31. Death of a Nurse (2016)
   32. Death of a Ghost (2017)
   33. Death of an Honest Man (2018)
   34. Death of a Green-Eyed Monster (2022) (with R W Green)
   34.5. Death of a Laird (2022) (with R W Green)
   35. Death of a Traitor (2023) (with R W Green)
   36. Death of a Spy (2024) (with R W Green)
   37. Death of a Smuggler (2025) (with R W Green)
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Agatha Raisin Mysteries
   0.5. Agatha's First Case (2015)
   1. The Quiche of Death (1992)
   2. The Vicious Vet (1993)
   3. The Potted Gardener (1994)
   4. The Walkers of Dembley (1995)
   5. The Murderous Marriage (1996)
   6. The Terrible Tourist (1997)
   7. The Wellspring of Death (1998)
   8. The Wizard of Evesham (1999)
   9. The Witch of Wyckhadden (1999)
   10. The Fairies of Fryfam (2000)
   11. The Love from Hell (2001)
   12. The Day the Floods Came (2002)
   13. The Case of the Curious Curate (2001)
   14. The Haunted House (2003)
   15. The Deadly Dance (2004)
   16. The Perfect Paragon (2005)
   17. Love, Lies and Liquor (2006)
   18. Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007)
   19. Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison (2008)
   20. There Goes The Bride (2009)
   21. Busy Body (2010)
   22. As the Pig Turns (2011)
   Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble (2012)
   23. Hiss and Hers (2012)
   24. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (2013)
   24.5. Hell's Bells (2013)
   25. The Blood of an Englishman (2014)
   26. Dishing the Dirt (2015)
   27. Pushing up Daisies (2016)
   28. The Witches' Tree (2017)
   29. The Dead Ringer (2018)
   30. Beating About the Bush (2019)
   31. Hot to Trot (2020) (with R W Green)
   32. Down the Hatch (2021) (with R W Green)
   33. Devil's Delight (2022) (with R W Green)
   34. Dead on Target (2023) (with R W Green)
   35. Killing Time (2024) (with R W Green)
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Novels
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
M C Beaton recommends
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In the Life Ever After (2024)
(Ellie Kent Mystery, book 3)
Alice K Boatwright
"Alice Boatwright is a first-class storyteller. A grseat find."
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Dagger of Death at Honeychurch Hall (2023)
(Honeychurch Hall, book 10)
Hannah Dennison
"Just the thing to chase the blues away."
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Murder at the Mill (2017)
(Iris Grey, book 1)
M B Shaw
"Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw is a great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading."

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Books containing stories by M C Beaton
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Deadlier (2017)
100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
edited by
Sophie Hannah

Award nominations
2019 CWA Dagger in the Library (shortlist)


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