Hot off the presses, Andersen Library has the latest novels by M.C. Beaton.
M.C. Beaton is one of Marion Chesney’s many pseudonyms, and one of the most prolific. As Chesney she specializes in historical romances, but as Beaton she’s a masterful cozy mystery writer and that is how I met her. He books are primarily set in areas she knows well, her Scottish homeland and the English Cotswolds where she has a vacation home.
Agatha Raisin is a cranky retiree from London and nosy amateur detective in the Cotswolds who eventually runs her own detective agency. Hamish Macbeth is an upwardly mobile Scottish police officer in the village of Lochdubh. Both fun series have a fast-paced plot and are full of humor, eccentric characters, and hints you can follow along with until the denouement. They are quick reads for both the beach and hammock.
Below are the latest editions to the series in the Andersen Library. If you’d like to find earlier volumes try UW Request or the public library (try the Whitewater Public Library’s shared Trio catalog).
- Death of Yesterday (Hamish Macbeth #28)
- Death of a Policeman (Hamish Macbeth #29)
- Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth #30)
- Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (Agatha Raisin #24)
- The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin #25 in print and audiobook)
I’ve read almost all of Beaton’s Agatha Raisin books, but have yet to delve into the Hamish Macbeth series. I’ll be doing that this summer. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of them as a have and expect to.