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.
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black
comedy, have reached cult status * The Times *
A Beaton novel is like The Archers on speed * Daily Mail *
Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she could be living my dream life * Entertainment Weekly *