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M. C. Beaton (1936–2019)

Autor(a) de Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

233+ Works 52,348 Membros 1,734 Reviews 76 Favorited

About the Author

M. C. Beaton's real name is Marion Chesney. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1936. She has written over a hundred books under her own name and other pseudonyms: Ann Fairfax, Helen Crampton, Jennie Tremaine, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester. She started her writing career while working as a mostrar mais fiction buyer for a bookstore in Glasgow. Working at one time or another as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor, she used her British background to write a series of regency romances set in England and Scotland. Some of her regency romances include The Folly, Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue, and Regency Gold. In 1986, she was awarded the Romantic Times Award for Outstanding Regency Series Writer. She has also written two mystery series under the pseudonym M. C. Beaton: The Hamish Macbeth Series, which became the inspiration for a television show in England, and The Agatha Raisin Series, about a retired advertising executive. Her title His and Hers made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Marion Chesney passed away on December 31, 2019 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Marion Chesney also writes under the pseudonyms of Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M. C. Beaton, and Sarah Chester. More of her books are being reedited as Marion Chesney or M. C. Beaton.

Image credit: M.C. Beaton by David Shankbone. 25 September 2006. New York City.

Séries

Obras de M. C. Beaton

Death of a Gossip (1985) 1,201 cópias
Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (1993) 1,114 cópias
Death of a Cad (1987) 928 cópias
Death of an Outsider (1988) 858 cópias
Death of a Perfect Wife (1989) 848 cópias
Death of a Hussy (1990) 801 cópias
Death of a Snob (1991) 789 cópias
Death of a Prankster (1992) 747 cópias
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (1999) — Autor — 729 cópias
A Highland Christmas (1999) 724 cópias
Death of a Dentist (1997) 718 cópias
Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007) 717 cópias
Death of a Scriptwriter (1998) 717 cópias
Death of a Gentle Lady (2008) 709 cópias
Death of a Dreamer (2006) 708 cópias
Love, Lies and Liquor (2006) 704 cópias
The Deadly Dance (2004) 695 cópias
Death of a Charming Man (1994) 690 cópias
Death of a Maid (2007) 680 cópias
Death of a Village (2003) 667 cópias
Death of a Glutton (1993) 659 cópias
Death of a Dustman (2001) 658 cópias
Death of a Celebrity (2002) 658 cópias
Death of an Addict (1999) 652 cópias
The Perfect Paragon (2005) 650 cópias
Death of a Valentine (2010) 638 cópias
Death of a Macho Man (1996) 636 cópias
Death of a Poison Pen (2004) 631 cópias
Death of a Witch (2009) 626 cópias
Death of a Bore (2005) 616 cópias
Death of a Travelling Man (1993) 616 cópias
A Spoonful of Poison (2008) 602 cópias
Death of a Chimney Sweep (2011) 595 cópias
Death of a Nag (1995) 590 cópias
Snobbery with Violence (2003) 581 cópias
There Goes the Bride (2009) 555 cópias
As the Pig Turns (2011) 507 cópias
Hiss and Hers (2012) 440 cópias
Death of a Kingfisher (2012) 440 cópias
Death of Yesterday (2013) 430 cópias
The Skeleton in the Closet (2001) 415 cópias
Hasty Death (2004) 385 cópias
The Blood of an Englishman (2014) 382 cópias
Death of a Policeman (2014) 379 cópias
Dishing the Dirt (2015) 341 cópias
Death of a Liar (2015) 337 cópias
Sick of Shadows (2005) 329 cópias
Death of a Ghost (2017) 327 cópias
Death of a Nurse (2016) 327 cópias
Pushing Up Daisies (2016) 321 cópias
Our Lady of Pain (2006) 312 cópias
The Witches' Tree (2017) 306 cópias
Lady Fortescue Steps Out (1992) 276 cópias
The Dead Ringer (2018) 260 cópias
Death of an Honest Man (2018) 248 cópias
Beating About the Bush (2019) 246 cópias
Minerva (1983) 205 cópias
Emily Goes to Exeter (1990) 202 cópias
Hot to Trot (2020) 181 cópias
Miss Tonks Turns to Crime (1993) 176 cópias
Agatha's First Case (2015) 165 cópias
Down the Hatch (2021) 164 cópias
Belinda Goes to Bath (1991) 163 cópias
Refining Felicity (1988) 155 cópias
The Taming of Annabelle (1983) 133 cópias
Penelope Goes to Portsmouth (1991) 133 cópias
The Miser of Mayfair (1986) 133 cópias
Diana the Huntress (1985) 132 cópias
Christmas Crumble (2012) 131 cópias
The Banishment (1995) 131 cópias
Death of a Green-Eyed Monster (2022) 131 cópias
Deirdre and Desire (1984) 127 cópias
Frederica in Fashion (1985) 125 cópias
Deborah Goes to Dover (1992) — Another of author's pseudonyms — 125 cópias
Yvonne Goes to York (1992) 123 cópias
Beatrice Goes to Brighton (1991) 117 cópias
Daphne (1984) 116 cópias
Plain Jane (1986) 114 cópias
Mrs. Budley Falls From Grace (1993) 107 cópias
Sir Philip's Folly (1993) 105 cópias
The Wicked Godmother (1987) 104 cópias
Devil's Delight (2022) 97 cópias
Perfecting Fiona (1989) 95 cópias
Rake's Progress (1987) 94 cópias
Animating Maria (1990) 92 cópias
Rainbird's Revenge (1988) 90 cópias
Back in Society (1994) 87 cópias
The Intrigue (1995) 83 cópias
Finessing Clarissa (1989) 82 cópias
The Adventuress (1987) 79 cópias
Enlightening Delilah (1989) 78 cópias
Marrying Harriet (1990) 78 cópias
The Ghost and Lady Alice (1982) 77 cópias
Lady Margery's Intrigues (1980) 73 cópias
The Original Miss Honeyford (1985) 73 cópias
Dead on Target (2023) 71 cópias
The Homecoming (1997) 71 cópias
The Dreadful Debutante (1994) 71 cópias
Death of a Traitor (2023) 67 cópias
The Folly (1996) 67 cópias
My Dear Duchess (1979) 64 cópias
The Romance (1997) 62 cópias
The Deception (1996) 61 cópias
The Savage Marquess (1988) 59 cópias
The Paper Princess (1987) 59 cópias
The Chocolate Debutante (1995) 55 cópias
Knock, Knock, You're Dead! (2016) 53 cópias
The Scandalous Lady Wright (1990) 53 cópias
The Marquis Takes a Bride (1980) 49 cópias
Sweet Masquerade (1984) 48 cópias
Regency Gold (1980) 47 cópias
The Sins of Lady Dacey (1994) 47 cópias
Miss Davenport's Christmas (1993) 47 cópias
The Perfect Gentleman (1988) 46 cópias
Henrietta (1979) 45 cópias
The Constant Companion (1980) 44 cópias
The Desirable Duchess (1993) 44 cópias
Death of a Spy (2024) 43 cópias
Penelope (1982) 43 cópias
The Scandalous Marriage (1991) 43 cópias
His Lordship's Pleasure (1991) 42 cópias
To Dream of Love (1986) 42 cópias
Agatha Raisin: Hell's Bells (2013) 40 cópias
Silken Bonds (1989) 40 cópias
The Flirt (1985) 40 cópias
The Viscount's Revenge (1983) 40 cópias
Her Grace's Passion (1991) 40 cópias
The First Rebellion (1989) 39 cópias
The Highland Countess (1981) 38 cópias
A Marriage of Inconvenience (1992) 37 cópias
The Love Match (1989) 37 cópias
Quadrille (1981) 37 cópias
The Westerby Inheritance (1982) 36 cópias
Lady Anne's Deception (1985) 35 cópias
Those Endearing Young Charms (1986) 35 cópias
Kitty (1979) 35 cópias
The Glitter and the Gold (1993) 35 cópias
The Loves of Lord Granton (1996) 35 cópias
Lessons in Love (1987) 35 cópias
Annabelle (1980) 34 cópias
Lady Lucy's Lover (1983) 34 cópias
Milady in Love (1987) 34 cópias
Pretty Polly (1988) 34 cópias
The Agatha Raisin Companion (2010) 34 cópias
Miss Fiona's Fancy (1987) 33 cópias
The Poor Relation (1984) 30 cópias
Polly (1980) 30 cópias
A Governess of Distinction (1992) 27 cópias
Tilly (1981) 27 cópias
Ginny (1980) 27 cópias
Duke's Diamonds (1982) 27 cópias
The French Affair (1984) 26 cópias
Death of a Laird (2022) 26 cópias
Daisy (1979) 25 cópias
Susie (1981) 24 cópias
Summertime Splendor (4-in-1) (1992) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Sally (1982) 22 cópias
Molly (1980) 21 cópias
Poppy (1982) 21 cópias
Lucy (1980) 20 cópias
Agatha Raisin Omnibus (2011) 19 cópias
The Westerby Sisters (1983) 19 cópias
Love and Lady Lovelace (1982) 16 cópias
Maggie (1984) 16 cópias
Dancing on the Wind (1988) 15 cópias
Amaryllis (2014) 11 cópias
The Love Match / Quadrille (1998) 8 cópias
The Summer of Discontent (2015) 7 cópias
Agatha Raisin, Series 4 (2022) — Creator — 6 cópias
The Ladies In Love Series (2020) 5 cópias
M. C. Beaton 3 cópias
Agatha Raisin: Killing Time (2024) 2 cópias
The Endearing Young Charms Series (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Agatha Raisin 16 Books Collection (2020) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Very Merry Mysteries (3-in-1) (1999) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Hamish Macbeth - Series 1 [Videorecording] (1995) — Original Books — 23 cópias
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Agatha Raisin, Series 1 (2014) — Original Books — 16 cópias
Agatha Raisin, Series 2 (2019) 10 cópias
Agatha Raisin, Series 3 (2020) — Original Books — 5 cópias
Agatha Raisin, Series 1-3 — Original Books — 2 cópias
Hamish Macbeth - Series 1 & 2 [Videorecording] — Original Books — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Chesney Gibbons, Marion
Outros nomes
Fairfax, Ann (pseudonym)
Tremaine, Jennie (pseudonym)
Crampton, Helen (pseudonym)
Chesney, Marion (maiden name and pseudonym)
Ward, Charlotte (pseudonym)
Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym) (mostrar todas 8)
Chester, Sarah (pseudonym)
Beaton, M.C.
Data de nascimento
1936-06-10
Data de falecimento
2019-12-30
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Local de falecimento
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Cotswolds, England, UK
Paris, France
Ocupação
buyer (for bookshop)
theater critic
reporter (newspaper)
editor
novelist
Relacionamentos
Gibbons, Harry Scott (husband)
Pequena biografia
Marion Chesney was a very prolific author, born in 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland. She started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic. She left Smith’s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any knowledge of shorthand or typing. She quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She later moved to the Scottish Daily Express, where she reported mostly on crime. This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter. She married Harry Scott Gibbons, the paper's Middle East Correspondent and had a son, Charles. The family later moved to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian. When that didn’t work out, they went to Virginia, where Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes. Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York. Anxious to spend more time at home with her small son, Marion began to write historical romances in 1977. Marion wrote over 100 of these historical romances under her maiden name Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms: Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester. Finally becoming fed up with all eras from 1714 to 1910, she began to write contemporary detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M. C. Beaton. A trip to Sutherland on holiday and a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story. The family later returned to Britain and bought a croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep and Charles went to school in London. When Charles finished school, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.
Aviso de desambiguação
Marion Chesney also writes under the pseudonyms of Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M. C. Beaton, and Sarah Chester. More of her books are being reedited as Marion Chesney or M. C. Beaton.

Membros

Resenhas

Super charming, cozy cozy. Enjoyably unlikeable characters and sprightly dialogue helped build a world that I’m ready to spend more time in - hopefully without being murdered.
 
Marcado
Amateria66 | outras 23 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
Jolly great fun. I’m really loving this series.
 
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Amateria66 | outras 15 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
Hoping for a Highland Adam Dalgliesh, I found instead a sort of Highland Inspector Clouseau.
 
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Abcdarian | outras 30 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
I loved seeing a young, resourceful Agatha with hints of what was to come in other books. Well done shorter-length story.
 
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Zmosslady | outras 11 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
233
Also by
18
Membros
52,348
Popularidade
#291
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Resenhas
1,734
ISBNs
4,461
Idiomas
15
Favorito
76

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