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Can a convicted criminal be trusted to help solve their case, or will he lead them straight into a double cross?


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Can she restore his reputation or will he jeopardize hers?


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Family, second chances--and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing. . .


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Will this unlikely match prosper or fall to the shoals of the ton?


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The Irresistible Italian: Married for Business


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You'll never be the same


M.C. Beaton


Meet M.C. Beaton, author of the much-loved Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth crime fiction books published in the UK by Constable & Robinson.

Marion Chesney is known primarily for the more than 100 historical romance novels she has published under her own name and under several pseudonyms: Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward. But M.C. Beaton is the pseudonym she reserves for her crime fiction and mystery novels.

M.C.Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1936 and 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 shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She then 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.

 

Books:

The Blood of An Englishman, September 2014
Hardcover
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, September 2013
Hardcover
Death Of Yesterday, April 2013
Hardcover
Death Of A Cad, December 2012
Paperback
Death Of A Kingfisher, December 2012
Paperback
Death Of A Perfect Wife, December 2012
Paperback
Hiss And Hers, September 2012
Agatha Raisin #23
Hardcover

 

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