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Hamish Macbeth is back in another compelling murder mystery.
M.C. Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department at John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she received an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to become their theatre critic. She left Smith's to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing experience, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime. This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter. 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. They subsequently moved to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes. Both then got jobs at Rupert Murdoch's new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York. Anxious to spend more time at home with her small son, Marion, supported by her husband, started to write Regency romances. After she had written close to 100, and had gotten fed up with the 1811 to 1820 period, she began to write detective stories under the pseudonym of M. C. Beaton. On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Hamish Macbeth story. Marion and Harry returned to Britain and bought a croft house in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep. 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. David was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965. He trained as an actor at Webber-Douglas in London and has been an actor and voiceover artist for 25 years. He has broad voiceover experience, from television and radio advertising, language tapes, phone and message services, film and television dubbing and character animation through to commentary and audiobook narration. He has also produced and co-presented a weekly request show on Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
'An enchanting series, M C Beaton has a foolproof plot for the
village mystery.' -- The New York Times Book Review
'[Fans] will enjoy the quirks and unique qualities of the cast. Beaton catches the beauty of the area's natural geography and succinctly describes its distinct flavour.' -- Library Journal