M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.
M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth books are a delight: clever, intricate and sardonic. The flavour is reminiscent of Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore and I'm very glad to own a complete setThe much-loved Hamish Macbeth series... a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations of rural life. - Good Book GuideThe detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - The TimesIt's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - The New York Times