M. C. Beaton (1936-2019), the "Queen of Crime" (The Globe and Mail), was the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels -- the basis for the hit show on Acorn TV and public television -- as well as the Hamish Macbeth series and the Edwardian Murder Mysteries featuring Lady Rose Summer. Born in Scotland, she started her career writing historical romances under several pseudonyms and her maiden name, Marion Chesney.In 2006, M.C. was the British guest of honor at Bouchercon.
"Fans of the author's Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries...will welcome this new series of historical whodunits." --Booklist"Combines history, romance, and intrigue, resulting in a delightful romantic mystery." --Midwest Book Review"A delightful costume melodrama, featuring wry humor and sleuthing protagonists with a pesky love/hate relationship." --Library Journal"Old hand [Beaton] maintains her charm and sassiness while indicting evergreen pomposity and class-status stupidity." --Kirkus Reviews"Fans of the author's Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series should welcome this tale of aristocrats, house parties, servants and murder." --Publishers Weekly"If you are a fan of well-written traditional mysteries, Lord Peter and Albert Campion, you might want to try this series. I, for one, will be eagerly awaiting the next." --Reviewing the Evidence