M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries, and the BBC has aired twenty-four episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin novels, which aired as an eight-episode dramatic series on PBS, starring Ashley Jensen. M. C. Beaton's books have been translated into seventeen languages. She lives in the Cotswolds. For more information, please visit MCBeaton.com. 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.
An enchanting series...M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery.-- "New York Times Book Review"
M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem.-- "Publishers Weekly, praise for the series"
[Agatha] escapes death more than once before the mystery, if not her messy love life, is brought to a satisfactory conclusion.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Chock full of old familiar characters...Agatha fans will be very satisfied with the ending.-- "ReviewingtheEvidence.com"
Another highly satisfying Beaton cozy, this one is long on the kind of social comedy that uses character, plot, and atmosphere to produce the laughter.-- "Booklist"