M. C. Beaton

1 Death of a Gossip

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or was it the fins?-of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills-until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.

2 Death of Yesterday

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled  Police Procedural 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-03-26
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF YESTERDAY: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness--now dead--had forgotten.

3 Agatha's First Case

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-08-11
Description :  At age twenty six, Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Brian Devese to tell him that he is soon going to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.<br /><br />Brian, impressed with the pugnacious Agatha, asks her to handle PR for him and even offers her an office and tells her she can hire a staff. Certainly the best thing Agatha can do for her first client is to find out who really murdered his wife and clear his name. And with her wits and gumption, Agatha sets out to do just that. <br /><br /><i>New York Times</i> bestseller M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is beloved by millions and this brand new short story take us back to where it all began with Agatha's first case.

4 Death of a Policeman

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-02-25
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A POLICEMAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

5 Death of a Kingfisher

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-02-22
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A KINGFISHER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again,the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.

6 Death of a Prankster

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A PRANKSTER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a whole new bag of unfunny jokes.But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing.<br />Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the lanky constable's former flame, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, inserts her beautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through. Fortunately, he has a few clever tricks up his own sleeve, which enable this most endearing of crime fighters to get the best, and last, laugh.

7 The Quiche of Death

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  <b>Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!<br /><br /></b>Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when Judge Cummings-Browne not only snubs her entry—but falls over dead! After her quiche’s secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth…<br /><br />Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner’s tag on her toe…

8 Death of a Greedy Woman

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-07-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A GREEDY WOMAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>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. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal, and Hamish is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a big red apple in her mouth? Surely not of those singles...

9 A Highland Christmas

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2000-04-11
Description :  <b>Celebrate the holidays with M. C. Beaton, the queen of cozy mysteries!</b><br /><br />In the dark, wintry highlands of Lochdubh, Scotland, where the local Calvinist element resists the secular trimmings of Christmas, the spirit of Old St. Nick is about as welcome as a flat tire on a deserted road. Nor is crime taking a holiday, as Constable Hamish Macbeth soon finds himself protecting an unhappy girl, unlocking the secrets of a frightened old woman, and retrieving some stolen holiday goods. Now the lanky lawman must use all his Highland charm and detective skills to make things right. And he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon toll and all of Lochdubh will be forced to face another dreary winter without the comforting embrace of Yuletide cheer.<br /><br />Praise for <i>A Highland Christmas</i><br />"Chock full of local color and sentimental cheer." - <i>Booklist</i><br /><br />"An inspirational treat for the holiday season." - <i>Library Journal</i><br /><br />"Fun throughout" - <i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />"A charmingly illustrated Christmas fable sure to please." - <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>

10 As the Pig Turns

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-10-11
Description :  <b><i>An irresistible new adventure for the bossy, vain, and endearing Agatha Raisin, from </i>New York Times<i> bestselling M.C. Beaton,&#xa0;"the reigning queen of the cozies"</i> (Booklist).<br /><br /></b><br />Winter Parva is a “picturesque” (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.&#xa0; <br /><br />Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy.<br /><br />“Stop!” she screams suddenly. “Pigs don’t have tattoos.”<br /><br />The “pig,” in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when the Gary’s ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha’s detective agency to investigate—and another murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the case herself?

11 Death of a Cad

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A CAD: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, everybody in town is delighted . . . except for love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet his affairs of the heart will have to wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered-shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with many titled party guests as the prime suspects, each with a reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. When the hidden culprit strikes again, Hamish will find himself trying to save Priscilla from a miserable marriage-and catch a killer before he flies the coop.

12 Death of a Perfect Wife

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A PERFECT WIFE: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of , has a new Land Rover to drive and a summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fianc? on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime-the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.

13 Death of a Liar

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-02-03
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><br /><b>DEATH OF A LIAR: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b><br />Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

14 Death of a Hussy

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A HUSSY: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor-with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car. Now to find the killer, the astute lawman must apply his extraordinary insight into human nature. But when the evidence appears to point to the wrong person entirely, Hamish must dig down deep to stop the real murderer's escape.

15 Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1994-07-15
Description :  Never say die. That's the philosophy Agatha Raisin clings to when she comes home to cozy Carsely and finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The beautiful newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. And Agatha, that rose with many thorns, hasn't a green thumb to her name. With garden Open Day approaching, she longs for a nice juicy murder to remind James of her genius for investigation. And sure enough, a series of destructive assaults on the finest gardens is followed by an appalling murder. Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up all the dirt on the victim. Problem is, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own . . . .

16 Dishing the Dirt

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-09-15
Description :  <i>Dishing the Dirt</i> continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.<br /><br />When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband but she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins. Jill also counsels a woman, Gwen Simple, that Agatha firmly believes assisted her son in some grisly murders, although there is no proof. Not one to keep her feelings to herself, Agatha tells anyone that would listen that Jill is a charlatan and better off dead. Agatha could only sigh with relief when the therapist took an office in Mircester.<br /><br />When Agatha learns that Jill had hired a private detective to investigate her background, she barges into Jill's office and gives her a piece of her mind, yelling "I could kill you!" So when Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days later, Agatha becomes the prime suspect. But Agatha, along with her team of private detectives, is determined to prove her innocence and find the real culprit. This time Agatha must use her skills to save her own skin.<br /><br />With <i>Dishing the Dirt, </i>MC Beaton proves that "once you meet Agatha Raisin, you'll keep coming back."(<i>New York Journal of Books)</i>

17 Death of an Outsider

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF AN OUTSIDER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>The most hated man in the most dour town in is sleeping with the fishes, or-more accurately-dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to 's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft. Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again . . .

18 The Walkers of Dembley

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-08-31
Description :  <b>Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!<br /><br /></b>After six months in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village—and her dashing neighbor, James Lacey. Well, sort of. James might not be so interested in Agatha. But soon enough, Agatha becomes consumed by her other passion: crime-solving. A woman has been found dead in a lonely field nearby. Her name is Jessica Tartinck, a hiker who infuriated wealthy landowners by insisting on her hiking club’s right to trek across their properties. <br /><br />Now it’s up to Agatha, with James’s help, to launch an investigation. Together, they will follow no shortage of leads; many of Jessica’s fellow Dembley walkers seem all too willing and able to commit murder. But the trail of a killer is as easy to lose as your heart—and your life. So Agatha and James had better watch their every step. . . <br />

19 Death of a Nurse

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-02-23
Description :  <b>M. C. Beaton's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.</b><br />James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....

20 Death of a Valentine

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-01-12
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A VALENTINE: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth's newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters. After all, if it weren't for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn't be a wedding at all. For it was a mysterious Valentine's Day package--delivered to the victim before her death--that initially drew Hamish and Josie together on the investigation. As they work side by side, Hamish and Josie soon discover that the woman's list of admirers was endless, confirming Hamish's suspicion that love can be blind, deaf . . . and deadly.

21 The Blood of an Englishman

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-09-16
Description :  <i>The Blood of an Englishman</i> continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.<br /><br /><i>"Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."</i><br />Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens and the Ogre disappears in an impressive puff of smoke. Only he doesn't re-appear at final curtain.<br /><br />Surely this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed? When it turns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of private detectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamental behavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show—and face more and more danger as the team gets too close to the killer.<br /><i>The Blood of an Englishman</i> is Agatha's 25th adventure, and you'd think she would have learned by now not to keep making the same mistakes. Alas, no—yet Agatha's flaws only make her more endearing. In this sparkling new entry in M. C. Beaton's <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series of modern cozies, Agatha Raisin once again "manages to infuriate, amuse, and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldly through another murder mystery" (Bookreporter.com).

22 Death of a Snob

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A SNOB: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Believing that someone is trying to murder her, gorgeous Jane Wetherby asks Hamish Macbeth to spend Christmas with her and an exclusive group of friends at her Scottish island health farm. With a cold in his head and no place to go for the holidays, Hamish accepts her invitation. He thinks the lady is a bit daft, but, arriving on the lonely isle of Eileencraig, he feels a prickle of foreboding. The locals are openly threatening; the other guests, especially a terrible snob named Heather Todd, are barely civil. So when Heather meets an untimely end, Hamish knows he doesn't have far to look for the culprit. The only snag in his investigation is that all the guests were in the house when Heather vanished. Now, as mysterious events abound on Eileencraig, Hamish must work through the holiday sniffles to find the killer-or else it will be a very miserable Christmas indeed . . .

23 Kissing Christmas Goodbye

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-10-02
Description :  <i>Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha had not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream whilst surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian jollity. And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and, like a middle-aged sleeping beauty, she would awake to passion once more....</i><br /><br />Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she’ll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: the upcoming Christmas festivities and her ex, James Lacey. This year she is sure that if she invites James to a really splendid, old-fashioned Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; When a wealthy widow hires Agatha because she’s convinced a member of her family is trying to kill her, Agatha is intrigued---especially when the widow drops dead after high tea at the manor house. Who in this rather sterile house, complete with fake family portraits, could have hated the old lady enough to poison her?<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; Agatha sets out to find the murderer, all the while managing a pretty, teenage trainee who makes her feel old and planning for a picture-perfect Christmas, with James, all the trimmings, and perhaps even snow.<br />

24 Snobbery with Violence

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful -- if rebellious -- Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to do some intelligence work on the would-be fiancee, Sir Geoffrey Blandon.<br /><br />After his success in uncovering Geoffrey's dishonorable motives, Harry fashions a career out of "fixing" things for wealthy aristocrats. So when the Marquess of Hedley finds one of his guests dead at a lavish house party, he knows just the man to call.<br /><br />But when Harry is caught between his client's desire for discretion and his suspicion that murder may indeed have been committed, he enlists the help of Superintendent Kerridge of the Scotland Yard and Lady Rose, also a guest at Lord Hedley's.<br /><br />Set in Britain and the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's <i>Snobbery with Violence</i> is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society.

25 Death of a Travelling Man

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2012-06-01
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A TRAVELING MAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth's life is going to pot. He has-horrors!-been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a self-proclaimed traveler named Sean and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village. Hamish smells trouble, and he's right as usual. The doctor's drugs go missing. Money vanishes. Neighbors suddenly become unneighborly. The tension only explodes after the itinerant Sean is found brutally beaten to death. Suspicion quickly falls on his girlfriend, but with nobody willing to talk, the canny Hamish faces the tough task of worming the facts out of the villagers. As he uncovers a bizarre story around the murdered traveler, Macbeth knows he must find the truth soon, before the killer gets away for good.

26 Pushing Up Daisies

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-09-20
Description :  <i>New York Times</i> bestseller M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit show on Acorn TV and public television—is back on the case and poking around where she doesn't belong.<br /><br /><i>Agatha Raisin, private detective, resident in the Cotswold village of Carsely, should have been a contented and happy woman…</i><br /><br />But in M.C. Beaton's <i>Pushing Up Daisies</i>, things are about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. And when Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs, “Do you think I give a damn about what a lot of pesky villagers want?” So it’s no surprise that some in the town are feeling celebratory when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later.<br /><br />The villagers are relieved to learn that Bellington’s son and heir, Damian, has no interest in continuing his father’s development plans. Except the death was apparently murder, and the police see Damian as suspect number one--though Agatha finds plenty of others when he hires her to find the real killer. The good news is that a handsome retired detective named Gerald has recently moved to town. Too bad he was seen kissing another newcomer…<br /><br />Soon, another murder further entangles Gerald and Agatha in a growing web of intrigue as they work with her team of detectives work to uncover the killer’s identity.

27 Death of a Ghost

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-02-21
Description :  <b>Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series<br /></b><br />When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all. There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment--to eat bacon baps--but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen.<br /> It's clear something strange--and deadly--is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again...

28 Death of a Witch

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-02-24
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin television series...<br /></b><br />Returning from a vacation, Constable Hamish Macbeth senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over his Scottish village of Lochdubh. Newcomer Catriona Beldame has cast a bewitching spell over the town, causing the local men to visit her cottage at all hours of the night and infuriating the women. Hamish suspects that she is a great danger to the town. Before he can prove that Catriona is truly wicked, she is brutally murdered-and Hamish becomes the prime suspect in the case. The constable will call upon the assistance of a pretty female forensic expert as he attempts to clear his name . . . and perhaps even find some romance. But when more violence breaks out, loyal Hamish must use all his detective skills to restore peace to his beloved village.

29 Death of a Scriptwriter

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1999-06-22
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A SCRIPTWRITER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b> HOLLYWOOD IN THE HIGHLANDS<br />With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish -- and more -- when a troupe of flashy, urbane filmmakers clamors into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery ...and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse.<br />The initial suspect in the killing is one Patricia Martyn-Broyd, the aging mystery writer furious that her musty old cozies are getting a risque face-lift in their TV reincarnation. Yet, going behind the scenes, Hamish soon finds a town full of locals bitten by the movie bug and a cast of quarreling show business types, all harboring their own secrets, lies, and hidden agendas. And as the culprit strikes again, Hamish must quickly find the right killer -- or script the wrong finale to a show gone murderously awry.

30 The Vicious Vet

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  <i>Beloved author M.C. Beaton has delighted readers and fans alike with her Agatha Raisin mysteries. Now here is the second novel in the series that started it all…</i><br /><b></b><br /><b>A PURR-FECT CRIME IN THE COTSWOLDS</b><br />Former London PR agent, Agatha Raisin still hasn’t adjusted to village life where the only prospect for a hot evening out is a meeting of the Ladies Society. And since her overtures toward James Lacey—the retired military man next door—have failed, Agatha jumps at the chance to visit the new vet, who’s single and good-looking. Although Agatha’s tabby hasn’t a thing wrong with him, Hodge endures having a thermometer shoved up his bum in the name of romance. Unfortunately his sacrifice is all for naught when the vet is soon found dead next to a high-strung horse.<br /><br />The police call the vet’s demise a freak accident, but Agatha convinces the hard-to-get James Lacey, who’s also bored in the Cotswolds, that playing amateur detective might be fun. Unfortunately, just like curiosity killed the cat, Agatha’s inept snooping is soon a motivation for murder... <br /><br /><b>“Anyone interested in a few hours’ worth of intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin.”</b><br /><b>—</b><b><i>The Cleveland Plain Dealer</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b>“I simply love mysteries that have all the requirements necessary to make them great—the characters, the action, the plots, and that thing we call humanity. Beaton has them all in</b><br /><b>spades.”</b><br /><b>--</b><i><b>Tulsa</b></i><b><i> World</i></b><b></b><br />

31 The Witches' Tree

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-10-03
Description :  <i>The Witches’ Tree </i>continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.<br /><br />Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead—and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered—and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. <br /><br />Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds—a place that poses more questions than answers. And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation—and even her life. That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better...

32 Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2000-06-15
Description :  There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a previous investigation, travels to an old-fashioned hotel in order to repair the damage away from the neighbors in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. Unhappy about the slow results and prompted by the elderly residents of the resort, she consults the local witch for help. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, just in case!) and is soon sprouting hairs and capturing the fancy of the village police inspector. But the quiet town is stunned by the murder of the witch. Which one of the graying guests is capable of such a brutal crime? The brassy yet endearing Agatha won't stop until she finds the culprit--and, of course, a little love, too.

33 Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-06-26
Description :  This time, the feisty sleuth stumbles upon the victim of an unnatural death in Cotswold village's famous natural spring. Who was the unlucky corpse? The Ancombe Parish Council chairman-and the only uncommitted member voting on whether to allow the Ancombe Water Company to tap into the town's spring. Add ex-fiance James, watery politicians, and slippery entrepreneurs to the mix, and you have Agatha up to her neck in a murky murder mystery.

34 Death of a Maid

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2007-02-22
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A MAID: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Mrs. Gillespie is famous around the northwest of Sutherland for being the best charwoman ever. Of course, if anyone has any social pretensions one does not say charwoman, one talks about "my maid". Hamish Macbeth wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle but spends most of the day trying to avoid her. She is a malicious gossip and she bangs around the furniture and clanks pots--he wonders how on earth she managed to get such a good reputation. Then she is found dead in a large house belonging to a retired professor who was out the day she was killed. She has been struck down by a metal bucket of water. Remembering Mrs. Gillespie's malicious gossip, Hamish is sure she delighted in finding out secrets and probably searched through the drawers of the houses she cleaned, which means everyone whose home she cleaned could be a suspect.

35 A Spoonful of Poison

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-09-30
Description :  <b>Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!<br /><br /></b>Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin’s detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she begins closing the agency on weekends, she remembers that when she has plenty of quality time, she doesn’t know what to do with it. So it doesn’t take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete---especially when the fair’s organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower.<br /><br />Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there’s more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders.<br /><br />Along with her young and (much to her dismay) pretty sidekick, Toni, Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering, keep the church funds safe from theft, and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the village---all while falling for handsome George, who may have secrets of his own.<br />

36 Love, Lies and Liquor

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-09-19
Description :  <b>Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!<br /><br /></b>Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies’ Society, she still misses her ex-husband, James Lacey, so she welcomes his return to the cottage next door with her usual triumph of optimism over experience---especially when he invites her on holiday at a surprise location that was once very dear to him. With visions of a romantic hideaway in Italy or the Pacific dancing in her head, Agatha goes off happily with James to...Snoth-on-Sea, in Sussex.<br />While James may have fond memories of boyhood holidays there, Snoth-on-Sea has seen better days, as has the once-grand Palace Hotel, now run-down and tacky and freezing cold. Nor do the other guests have much to recommend them, especially the brassy honeymoon couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jankers, who pick a fight with Agatha in the dining room. But trouble has a way of following Agatha even if romance does not: Just as she and James are preparing to flee to warmer climes, Geraldine Jankers is found dead on the beach---strangled with Agatha’s scarf. So much for Agatha’s holiday fantasies: Not only is it time to put her detective skills to work, but the police are not even sure that she’ll be allowed to leave town.

37 Sick of Shadows

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  From <i>New York Times</i> bestseller M. C. Beaton: Imagine if the rebellious sister from <i>Downton Abbey</i> and her maid got mixed up in murder.<br /><br />Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer have entered into an engagement of convenience-convenient for Rose, who wants to avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Despite her considerable good looks, Rose's sharp intellect and radical ideas have served to repel her would be suitors. Rose's parents, unaware of the deception, are hardly thrilled that their only child is marrying a man in trade, but Harry comes from a good family, and at the very least, they hope he will keep their troublesome daughter out of mischief.<br /><br />Unfortunately, even a pretend engagement cannot save Rose from trouble. Bored with endless parties, teas, and balls, she befriends Dolly Tremaine, a beautiful young girl newly arrived from the country and overwhelmed by the demands of the Season. Rose is delighted to have a protégée but their friendship is cut tragically short when Dolly is found floating in a river. Harry is summoned immediately to help solve the mystery of Dolly's death, and to keep Rose from being the murderer's next victim.<br /><br /><i>Sick of Shadows </i>is the exciting third book in M.C. Beaton's sparkling Edwardian Murder Mysteries Series.

38 Death of a Dentist

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1999-06-22
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A DENTIST: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>A blinding toothache sends Hamish Macbeth 120 miles out of Lochdubh to the dentist Frederick Gilchrist, only to find him dead. Since everyone is pleased the dentist is deceased--patients, several harassed women, and even his wife--Macbeth faces one of the more biting challenges of his career.

39 Our Lady of Pain

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-05-29
Description :  Lady Rose Summer, the wayward Edwardian debutante who keeps getting mixed up in disreputable adventures, would swear she is not a jealous woman. After all, she knows her engagement to private detective Captain Harry Cathcart is only a ploy to keep her parents from shipping her off to India to find a husband. But then Harry's latest client, Dolores Duval---a vision of curves with a seductive French accent---starts appearing everywhere at his side. And that changes everything.<br /><br />In a fit of rage, Rose threatens Dolores, only to be found the very next day, standing over her dead body. The newspapers rush to convict her, but can Harry and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard clear Rose's name and put the real murderer behind bars?<br /><br />Filled with drawing-room scandal and murderous intrigue,<i> Our Lady of Pain </i>by M.C. Beaton is a delightful addition to her beloved Edwardian Murder Mystery series.

40 Death of a Dustman

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-03-06
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A DUSTMAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>The garbage collectors in Britain are still called dustmen, and Lochdubh's dustman is an abusive drunk named Fergus Macleod. When Fergus is put in charge of a recycling center and dubbed the "environment officer," Constable Hamish Macbeth smells trouble. Sure enough, Fergus soon becomes a bullying tyrant with his new power. And after his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one's sorry-including his long-suffering family. But Macbeth is surprised to find that many of the despicable dustman's victims refuse to talk. And when violence strikes again, the lanky lawman must quickly unearth the culprit among a litter of suspects . . . before a killer makes a clean getaway.

41 Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  Agatha Raisin is feeling miserable--and with good reason. Her ex-husband, James, has abandoned her, and she's been humiliated by an unseemly proposition from John Armitage, her handsome neighbor. So complete is her devastation that Agatha has given up on makeup and taken to wearing the loose cotton dresses and flat, sensible shoes she has always abhorred.&#xa0;But there is light at the end of this dark and lonely tunnel, and its source is Carsely's beatific new curate, Tristan Delon. With his golden hair, large blue eyes, and perfect mouth, Tristan has attracted the interest of more than a few of his female congregants. And to her surprise, he seems to have taken a special interest in Agatha.&#xa0;Despite his charms, however, there is something odd about the curate, and after he's found dead in the vicar's study, it's up to Agatha and John to investigate.

42 The Deadly Dance

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  <b>Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!<br /><br /></b>Bossy, impulsive, and unlucky in love, the all-too-human Agatha Raisin has proved to be a surprisingly effective---and endearing---amateur sleuth. But can Agatha make it as a private investigator? After getting mugged on vacation, in what she will always think of as the Paris Incident, she decides to find out.<br /><br />Agatha soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. Instead of dames in distress with big shoulder pads, her clients are ladies with missing cats and a man whose son has run off with his car. Agatha even worries that she might be outclassed by her sixty-seven-year-old secretary, Emma Comfrey.<br />But then wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown walks in with their first "real" case. Mrs. Laggat-Brown's daughter has received a death threat, and when Agatha thwarts an attack on the girl at a dinner dance, she recognizes an opportunity to show what Raisin Investigations can do. Even better, the case gives her a chance to reunite with her long-absent friend, Sir Charles Fraith. As they scour the Cotswolds in search of leads, Charles' insights prove invaluable and his charms irresistible, leading poor Emma to fall madly in love with him.<br /><br />As ever, Agatha bumbles her way through the case, trying her friends' patience and flirting shamelessly with the chief suspect. Will she put her tiny agency on the map, or has even the outrageous Agatha finally bitten off more than she can chew?

43 Death of a Nag

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1999-06-22
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A NAG: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halbourton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead, he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does. Soon Macbeth is called upon to act -- to dig into the past and deep into the heart to deliver something more daunting than merely the culprit: Justice.

44 Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  Recently married to James Lacey, the witty and fractious Agatha Raisin quickly finds that marriage, and love, are not all they are cracked up to be. Rather than basking in marital bliss, the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a particularly raucous fight in the local pub, James suddenly vanishes-a bloodstain the only clue to his fate-and Agatha is the prime suspect. <br /><br />Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation. But her sleuthing is thwarted when James's suspected mistress, Melissa, is found murdered. Joined by her old friend Sir Charles, Agatha digs into Melissa's past and uncovers two ex-husbands, an angry sister, and dubious relations with bikers. Are Melissa's death and James's disappearance connected? Will Agatha reunite with her husband or will she find herself alone once again?

45 Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  Marital bliss was short-lived for Agatha Raisin. Her marriage to James Lacey was a disaster from the beginning, and in the end, he left her-not for another woman, but for God. After having been miraculously cured of a brain tumor, James has decided to join a monastery in France. Agatha can usually depend on her old friend, Sir Charles Fraith, to be there when times are tough, but even Charles has abandoned her, dashing off to Paris to marry a young French tart. <br /><br />Miserable and alone, Agatha hops on a plane and heads for a remote island in the South Pacific. To Agatha's surprise, she makes friends with her fellow travelers easily, and keeps herself out of mischief, despite the odd feeling she gets from one particularly attractive honeymooning couple. But when she later finds that the pretty bride has drowned under suspicious circumstances, Agatha wishes she had found a way to intervene. <br /><br />Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha is grimly determined to move on with her life and to forget about James and Charles. They have, after all, forgotten about her. And what better way than to throw herself into another murder investigation? A woman, dressed in a wedding gown and still clutching her bouquet, has just been found floating in a river. The police say it's suicide, but Agatha suspects the girl's flashy young fiancé. With the help of her handsome, and single, new neighbor, Agatha sets off to prove the police wrong.

46 Hasty Death

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  Eager to join the working classes, Lady Rose Summer has abandoned the comforts of her parents' home to become self-supporting. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose had imagined---long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel are not very empowering when you're poor, cold, and tired. Luckily for Rose, her drudgery comes to a merciful end when she learns of the untimely death of an acquaintance.<br /><br />Freddy Pomfret, a silly and vacuous young man, was almost certainly up to no good before he was shot dead in his London flat. When Rose discovers incriminating evidence pointing to several members of her class, she returns to London high society in order to investigate properly. With the help of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds—uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unexpected killer.<br /><br />Set in Britain during the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's <i>Hasty Death </i>is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society.

47 Death of an Honest Man

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-02-20
Description :  <b> Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her <i>New York Times </i>bestselling series.</b><br />Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat.<br /><br />He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie--who repeated all the last words of her twin sister--that she needed psychiatric help.<br /><br />"I speak as I find," he bragged. Voices saying, "I could kill that man," could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan.<br /><br />And someone did.<br /><br />Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

48 The Perfect Paragon

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  <b>Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin—Brand-New Bonus Story Included!<br /><br /></b>After being nearly killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Trouble is, Agatha hates divorce cases--especially when the client is as pompous as Smedley--but she has a business to run and she's not about to turn away a paying customer. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife, young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />With the help of her old friend, Sir Charles Fraith, and some newly hired staff, Agatha Raisin sets off on another adventure solving crime in the English Cotswolds.<br />

49 Death of a Village

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-07-31
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A VILLAGE: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>Trouble is afoot in a Scottish fishing village as Constable Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church full, and the air permeated with fear. With the help of a journalist, Macbeth begins to ferret out the truth.

50 Death of a Macho Man

Author : M. C. Beaton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2001-03-06
Description :  <i>From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...</i><b>DEATH OF A MACHO MAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery</b>When Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one of the many fights involving Randy Duggan, the ruffian challenges him to a fistfight. But on the chosen day, Duggan is found shot to death and Macbeth is rumored to be the likely suspect. Macbeth must find the murderer, clear his name, and restore his Highland paradise to its usual tranquility.



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