M. C. Beaton (1936-2019), the "Queen of Crime" (The Globe and Mail), was the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels -- the basis for the hit show on Acorn TV and public television -- as well as the Hamish Macbeth series and the Edwardian Murder Mysteries featuring Lady Rose Summer. Born in Scotland, she started her career writing historical romances under several pseudonyms and her maiden name, Marion Chesney. In 2006, M.C. was the British guest of honor at Bouchercon.
"Beaton turns the cozy genre on its head....This delightfully wicked mystery is a quick and entertaining read." --RT Book Reviews on The Blood of an Englishman "[The Blood of an Englishman] is another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong." --Kirkus Reviews "The Agatha Raisin series is my guilty pleasure - it's full of perfectly pitched interest, intrigue, and charm." -- Lee Child