M. C. Beaton (1936-2019), hailed as the "Queen of Crime" by 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. Her books have sold more than twenty-two million copies
R. W. Green, a long-time friend of M. C. Beaton, has written numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Surrey with his family and a black Labrador called Flynn.
Penelope Keith is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and award-winning actress who is best known for her roles in To the Manor Born and The Good Life, but she has appeared in many other television programs, including No Job for a Lady and Law and Disorder. Her theater performances include The Norman Conquests, Hay Fever, and Mrs. Warren's Profession. She has received several BAFTA Awards and in 2014 was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery.-- "New York Times, praise for the author"