Marion Chesney has written over 100 historical romances under half-a-dozen different pseudonyms, but her mystery novels are written under the name M.C. Beaton. Author of the Hamish MacBeth mystery series, MPL has a number of videos for check-out from the television series that is loosely based on her novels.
I recently picked-up one of her Agatha Raisin novels while looking for a cozy writer that might have a lenthy series to read and recommend. What fun to find the formidable but hilarious Agatha Raisin. This fifty-three year old advertising professional has chucked life in cosmopolitan London, sold her business and moved to the charming Cotswold’s for a change of pace. Trying to fit in, un-domestic Agatha enters a baking contest with a quiche purchased from her favorite deli in London, only to be accused of murder when the judge dies of cowband poisoning. Agatha’s life is in jeopardy as she searches for the killer and tries to fit into village life. I can believe one would find Agatha embroiled in all kinds of mischief in this 22-book series and enjoy every one. Sample Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death for a cozy British mystery.