WorldCat Identities

Beaton, M. C.

Overview
Works: 56 works in 877 publications in 7 languages and 56,042 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Christmas stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.E196, 823.914
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Most widely held works by M. C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house by M. C Beaton( Book )

269 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 20,304 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
A Highland Christmas by M. C Beaton( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,599 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
The deadly dance by M. C Beaton( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,549 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
The skeleton in the closet by M. C Beaton( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie teams up with Fellworth Dolphin to investigate when Fellworth's miserly, cold-hearted mother dies and leaves him with a huge inheritance
The perfect paragon : an Agatha Raisin mystery by M. C Beaton( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,427 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 a charming man by M. C Beaton( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,343 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
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, an argument rages over the right of people to cross farmers' fields. When the presiding lady of a walking club is found murdered in a wheat field, suspicion turns on the owner. Sleuth Agatha Raisin goes looking for the real killer. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage by M. C Beaton( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Raisin is tying the knot with James Lacey before he can have second thoughts. After all her first husband, Jimmy, must be dead from alcohol poisoning. But Jimmy hears the news among London's down-and-outs--and reaches Carsley in time to stop Agatha from committing bigamy. Jilted by James and angry, Agatha pushes Jimmy into a ditch -- where he is later found strangled. Prime suspects Agatha and James, are thrown together again by their investigation into Jimmy's past and who would want him dead
Snobbery with violence by M. C Beaton( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing a suitor's dishonorable intentions toward the daughter of a new client, Harry Cartwright is hired by a wealthy marquis to solve a house party murder, a case that is complicated by the host's desire to preserve discretion
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha has moved to a picture-book English village and wants to get in the swing. So she buys herself a quiche for the village quiche-making contest and is more than alarmed when it kills a judge. Hot on the trail of the poisoner, Agatha is fearless, all the while unaware, that she's become the next victim
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now Agatha has more excitement than she bargained for and James Lacey to help her solve the mystery of the vet's suspicious death. Agatha Raisin is back, and a slew of charming village characters along with her. No one writes a cozy tale of murder like M.C. Beaton: Village life - and village mysteries - will never be the same
Death of a nag by M. C Beaton( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Scottish seaside resort, policeman Hamish MacBeth, is having a depressing holiday. The food is dreadful and the man in the adjoining room won't stop nagging his wife. Things liven up, however, when strolling on the beach MacBeth discovers the husband's body floating in the water
Death of a glutton by M. C Beaton( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's not a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky ... just plenty of warm sunshine and not quite enough of beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike each other. The arrival of Maria's gross, greedy partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance
Death of a charming man by M. C Beaton( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish constable in a small town sets out to locate a dashing, missing gent and the killer of a found body
Death of a nag by M. C Beaton( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamish Macbeth is in a foul mood. He's lost his promotion, his fiancee and instead of solitude, his vacation yields a freshly murdered corpse
Death of a glutton by M. C Beaton( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eight members of the Checkmate Singles Club come to Tommel Castle Hotel to meet their prearranged partners, things are ugly from the beginning. The couples immediately dislike each other, and soon one of the two matchmakers is found dead with an apple stuffed in her mouth
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death by M. C Beaton( Recording )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A public relations executive in London, until her recent retirement to Cotswold village, Agatha begins to soften her image. She enters a "best quiche" competition, buying one in London to pass off as her own. It doesn't win but is taken home by Mr. Cummings-Browne, the judge. He eats it and dies. Agatha is sure there's murder afoot and nearly loses her own life before she proves it
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley by M. C Beaton( Recording )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England, an argument rages over the right of people to cross farmers' fields. When the presiding lady of a walking club is found murdered in a wheat field, suspicion turns on the owner. Sleuth Agatha Raisin goes looking for the real killer. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet by M. C Beaton( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A public relations executive in London until her recent retirement to the Cotswolds, Agatha is ready for some romance and excitement in her life. However, she gets more than she bargained for when the charming yet sinister new veterinarian in town dies of an injection meant for the horse he was about to operate on. Agatha is sure it was murder and turns to her distinguished neighbor, the retired military man James Lacey, for aid. Together, the odd couple begin to investigate Dr. Bladen's death and the curious lack of sorrow shown by his divorced wife. But will they succeed in unmasking a killer before suffering an 'accident' of their own?"--Container
The perfect paragon [an Agatha Raisin mystery] by M. C Beaton( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Smedley is determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife, young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church. Although Smedley's case doesn't look promising, Agatha's attentions are diverted when she stumbles across the body of missing teenager, Jessica Bradley. In a sudden gesture of kindness (and good public relations), Agatha offers to investigate Jessica's death free of charge. As Agatha juggles her two biggest cases, things are turned upside down when Robert Smedley is found poisoned in his office. The prime suspect, his sainted wife Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityChesney, Marion

Crampton, Helen 1936-

Fairfax, Ann 1936-

M.C. ビートン スコットランド生まれのアメリカ合衆国の推理作家

Marion Chesney britische Schriftstellerin

Marion Chesney crivain britannique

Marion Chesney scrittrice britannica

Tremaine, Jennie 1936-

Ward, Charlotte

Ward, Charlotte 1936-

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A Highland ChristmasThe deadly danceThe skeleton in the closetThe perfect paragon : an Agatha Raisin mysteryDeath of a charming manAgatha Raisin and the walkers of DembleyAgatha Raisin and the murderous marriageSnobbery with violence