Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley

Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley

by M. C. Beaton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 07/05/2015

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An unexpected hike to the Other Side . . .



After time away, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to her handsome neighbour, James Lacey. True, James seems less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, found in a field, is young hiker Jessica Tartinck, who spent her life enraging landowners by insisting on her right to roam. Hope springs eternal in Agatha's breast as she lures the reluctant James into her investigation. There are so many leads to follow, for Jessica's fellow walkers - not to mention the landowners - all seem able to commit murder.



Praise for the Agatha Raisin series:



'M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem.' Publishers Weekly



'The detective novels of M. C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status.' The Times



'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming!' Amazon customer review



'I dream of being able to speak out like Aggie . . . she's a heroine!' A. Lucas, Essex, reader review
ISBN:
9781472120953
9781472120953
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
07-05-2015
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
129x201x15mm
Weight:
0.16kg
M. C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department at John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she received an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to become their theatre critic.

She left Smith’s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing experience, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime. This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter.

After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion moved to the United States where Harry had been offered the position of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian. They subsequently moved to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes. Both then got jobs at Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.

Anxious to spend more time at home with her small son, Marion, supported by her husband, started to write Regency romances. After she had written close to 100, and had gotten fed up with the 1811 to 1820 period, she began to write detective stories under the pseudonym of M. C. Beaton. On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Hamish Macbeth story.

Marion and Harry returned to Britain and bought a croft house in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep. When her son graduated, and both of his parents tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds, where Agatha Raisin was created.

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