M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black
comedy, have reached cult status * The Times *
A Beaton novel is like The Archers on speed * Daily Mail *
Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she could be living my dream life * Entertainment Weekly *
M.C. Beaton has done it again. My favourite laugh aloud crimevillage crime author has, I think, a slightly darker touch in this latest offering, and it's still wonderful. * Frost Magazine *