M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.
M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth books are a delight: clever, intricate and sardonic. The flavour is reminiscent of Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore and I'm very glad to own a complete setThe much-loved Hamish Macbeth series... a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations of rural life. - Good Book GuideThe detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - The TimesIt's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - The New York Times