MC Beaton: The Most Borrowed Adult British Author in UK Libraries

Monday 17th Feb 2014 MC Beaton remains the UK's most borrowed adult British author in UK libraries, according to the latest PLR data released on Friday.

Agatha Raisin to be adapted for television!

Thursday 24th Oct 2013 M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series has been optioned by Free at Last Digital Limited

Raisin v. Reacher? Telegraph backs Agatha in a scrap with Jack Reacher

Friday 8th Feb 2013 As M.C. Beaton is named 3rd Most Borrowed Author in the UK Jake Kerridge interviews her for the Telegraph and backs our 'Aggie' in a fight against Jack Reacher. Click the headline for the full story.

School for Manners free prize draw. And the winner is ...

Friday 16th Nov 2012 If you ordered your copy of the latest Agatha Raisin adventure - Hiss and Hers - directly from you may or may not be aware that your name was automatically entered into a free prize draw. Click the headline to find out if you won!

M.C.Beaton's revealing interview in The Independent - read online

Friday 16th Nov 2012 'I never wanted to be a literary writer, 'I wanted to be an entertainer.' Agatha Raisin author M.C.Beaton's revealing interview in The Independent - find out more and read it online. Click the headline for details.

Agatha's having a Christmas meltdown ...

Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble is out now. Don't miss this ebook exclusive for Christmas 2012!

M.C. Beaton's 'School for Manners' complete series to be won!

Thursday 20th Sep 2012 Exclusive to UK readers! Order the latest Agatha - Hiss and Hers - from Constable & Robinson and you'll be entered for a free prize draw to win the entire 'School for Manners' worth over £40. Click the headline for details.

Now keep up with M.C. Beaton on Twitter and Facebook!

Thursday 28th Jun 2012 Great news for all M.C. Beaton fans - she's now on Twitter and Facebook. Click the headline for details.

M.C. Beaton's Six Sisters Regency romances - first three now available in UK

Thursday 16th Feb 2012 M.C. Beaton's Six Sisters Regency romances are now available. The first three books of six are now available in UK - Minerva, The Taming of Annabelle and Deidre & Desire. Click the headline for details.

And the favourite Hamish cover is ...

Thursday 26th Jan 2012
Favourite Hamish Macbeth cover - results in
Have you won an original Hamish Macbeth cover painting? Click the headline to find out!

Favourite Hamish Macbeth covers - the results so far...

Friday 11th Nov 2011 Hundreds of votes for favourite Hamish Macbeth book covers. Results so far show it's two horse race - but which will win? You decide! And your vote could win an original Hamish Macbeth cover painting! Click the headline for more ...


Thursday 23rd Jun 2011 Ignorance is bliss… especially when it comes to murder!
THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET, MC Beaton's stand-alone, lighthearted crime romp featuring amateur sleuth Fellworth Dolphin, is now available. Click the headline for details.

Agatha Raisin on BBC radio

Monday 6th Jun 2011 David Semple's dramatisation of Agatha Raisin featuring Penelope Keith is on BBC Radio 4 Extra all last week and this week. Visit to listen again.

Agatha Raisin on BBC Radio

Monday 7th Mar 2011 BBC Radio is planning to repeat the 18 AGATHA episodes in the UK in the next few weeks. Click the headline for details.

We all love BUSY BODY!

Friday 7th Jan 2011 The UK paperback edition of AGATHA RAISIN AND THE BUSY BODY is on its way. Click the headline to read on ...

Archbishop goes to bed with an Aggie

Monday 27th Sep 2010 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, revealed his current bedtime reading in an interview in The Times (25th Sept.) - guess who it is ...

Meet Marion in May

Tuesday 27th Apr 2010 Your chance to meet M.C. Beaton. She is attending the Daphne du Maurier Festival and CrimeFest. Click the headline for details


Monday 18th Jan 2010 Your chance to meet Marion! She is visiting Barnsley and Chesterfield at the end of January. Click the headline for details.

Scrabble the Cat - the truth is revealed!

Wednesday 16th Dec 2009 Find out what happened to Agatha's little white moggie after The Witch of Wyckhadden. Click the headline...

STOP PRESS! Meet M.C. Beaton - new date announced!

Wednesday 11th Nov 2009 M.C Beaton will be at Pilgrims' Hall in the Cathedral Close in Winchester on Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm. Click the headline for details.

There Goes the Bride Competition Winners Announced

Wednesday 11th Nov 2009 Last month we announced a competition via the Agatha Raisin newsletter and Facebook to win a copy of There Goes the Bride signed by M.C. Beaton herself. Click the headline to find out if you're one of the winners...

M.C. Beaton - Thatcham Library talk

Thursday 5th Nov 2009 "A marvellous evening" - that was the verdict of staff and the audience at M.C. Beaton's Thatcham Library talk last month. Click the headline for pics and details.

Agatha's New Look - a sneak preview!

Thursday 15th Oct 2009 The new look Agatha Raisin series continues in 2010 with fresh new jackets for the entire series starting with Quiche of Death. Click the headline for a sneak preview...

Only one week to go... !

Thursday 8th Oct 2009 With only one week to go to the UK publication of the landmark 20th Agatha Raisin story we've got an exclusive special offer for THERE GOES THE BRIDE! Click the headline for details.

M.C. Beaton Festival and Event Appearances

Tuesday 29th Sep 2009 Where to meet Marion in 2009

A Christmas Message

Wednesday 3rd Dec 2008 Season's Greetings from M.C. Beaton

December News!

Monday 1st Dec 2008 NEW!
Agatha Raisin First Chapters, and
20% Off All Agatha Titles!

Want to know more about Agatha Raisin? Here's her biography!

Friday 14th Nov 2008 M.C. Beaton has written a short biography of Agatha Raisin which will delight and surprise in equal measure. BUT, be warned, if you are a new reader there is a small plot spoiler from Agatha's first adventure, The Quiche of Death. Click the headline to read on.


Thursday 13th Nov 2008 Dear All

Welcome to the new Agatha Raisin website. The 'new' home of the fantastic Agatha Raisin murder mystery series. Look out for regular updates from M.C. Beaton, the team at the publishers and fans.

If you have any feedback or wish to contribute please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can add your own reviews, ask M.C. Beaton a question, tell your friends about the series and be the first to know about the latest book.

Also if you have any news, stories about an Agatha Raisin book event or feedback / ideas for the site please do not hesitate to contact us via the Contact page.