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Beaton, M. C.

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Works: 486 works in 2,609 publications in 1 language and 178,329 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Drama  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
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Death of a village : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
69 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 5,859 WorldCat member 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 maid a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton ( Recording )
53 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,143 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
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton ( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,903 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
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 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
Death of a dentist by M. C Beaton ( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,851 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?
Kissing Christmas goodbye : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,746 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
Death of a poison pen by M. C Beaton ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,727 WorldCat member 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 maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 2,704 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 celebrity by M. C Beaton ( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,699 WorldCat member 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
There goes the bride : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,656 WorldCat member 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
Death of a dustman by M. C Beaton ( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,646 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,629 WorldCat member 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 2013 in English and held by 2,627 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 charming man by M. C Beaton ( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 2,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Peter Hynd, a very handsome man, arrives in the Scottish highland village of Lochdubh, the aerobics business booms and so does the hairdresser's, the local ladies falling over each other to meet him. All of which is of great amusement to Hamish Macbeth, the local copper, until the body of one of his conquests is found on a beach and Hynd disappears. By the author of Death of a Travelling Man
As the pig turns : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,574 WorldCat member 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 protegeĢŒ 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?"--
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell by M. C Beaton ( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,559 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'
Death of a dreamer : a Hamish McBeth mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,519 WorldCat member 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
The perfect paragon : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton ( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,490 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
Death of an addict by M. C Beaton ( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member 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
Agatha Raisin and the witch of Wyckhadden by M. C Beaton ( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sleuth Agatha Raisin, rendered half-bald by a revengeful hairdresser, travels to a British seaside town to recuperate. But her holiday is spoiled by the murder of two local witches
 
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Ward, Charlotte
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