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A format, 272 pp
Published 16th Feb 2012
ISBN: 9781849014878
Markets: UK C/Wealth ex Can


M.C. Beaton

M. C. BEATON is the prolific author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin murder mysteries (featuring man-mad PR-guru-turned-private eye Agatha Raisin), the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries, a quartet of Edwardian murder mysteries and numerous Regency romances, all published by Constable &; Robinson.

Born in Scotland, M. C. Beaton worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street. She divides her time between Paris and a Cotswolds village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely. Visit for more on M. C. Beaton and her books.


Beaton's dry sense of humour and her unflattering but affectionate portrait of gruff, often adolescent-acting Agatha makes this . . . a bloom worth plucking.,Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining. . . M C Beaton has created a national treasure.,It's been said of Agatha Christie that she's given more pleasure in bed than any other woman, but M.C. Beaton is matching her as a prolific purveyor of cosy whodunits perfect for pre-lights out reading ... like Midsummer Murders but with wit and a bit of edge.'

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