M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling mysteries. One series features Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth and the other the bossy Agatha Raisin. Before writing her first novels, Ms. Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter and fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the English Cotswolds.

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“Hamish Macbeth is that most unusual character, one to whom the reader returns because of his charming flaws. May he never get promoted.”

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“Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you’ll keep coming back.”

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With a single, broad stroke of her writer’s brush, dipped in a rich, multicolored palette, Paula Marantz Cohen captures Victorian London of the 1880s.

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Hamish Macbeth enjoys his bachelor life as a police constable in the Scottish town of Lochdubh with his dog and wild cat.