M.C Beaton


M.C. Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland. 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. 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. While Marion wrote her historical romances under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, as well as several pseudonyms (Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward), because of her great success with mystery novels as M. C. Beaton, most of her publishers both in the U.S. and abroad use the M. C. Beaton pseudonym for all of her novels.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Readers sometimes mistake me for Agatha Raisin, two ladies at a signing in Texas once shouting, “Show us your legs!” but I am much too polite. I must admit, I often think rude thoughts, but don’t say them. But watch this space!

Crime favourites

bookRazor Girl, Carl Hiaasen.

movie : Les enfants du paradis, directed by Marcel Carné.

author : Stuart McBride.