It’s so difficult to keep up with all the women who make up Marion Chesney.
She has penned under at least 7 pseudonyms and is a popular and extremely prolific writer, topping at least 200 titles under her various guises.
Marion was born in Scotland in 1936 and has always demonstrated her love of the written word, working amongst other things as a buyer of fiction for a Glasgow bookshop and a newspaper reporter and editor. She now divides her time between her homes in the English Cotswolds and Paris, France.
As herself, she is widely acclaimed as a leading author of historical romances, but it is as M.C. Beaton, that she is probably most well known to us, for her two best loved characters of Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin.
Hamish is a fictional police officer, who serves as the town of Lochdubh’s detective, in a series of mystery novels.
Agatha is a retired, middle-aged, public-relations agent, who moves from London to the Cotswolds. Here, she solves murders, Miss Marple style until, later in the series, opening her own detective agency.
M.C Beaton, will be signing copies of her new book ‘Agatha Raisin And The Busy Body’, at The Cotswold Bookstore, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 13th November 2010, at 11am. Click here for more details.