M.C. Beaton Message Board

Barbara Tahir posts on 4/30/2011 4:01:08 PM I too am an American and I love M. C. Beaton whether she writes under this name or as Marion Chesney. In fact years ago when I could not find any more Marion Chesney books a bookshop owner told me that she thought the author had passed away. I broke into tears right there in the book shop and cried for several days. The bookshop owner apparently felt very badly because the next week she called me and told me that after researching she had found that Marion Chesney was NOT deceased but writing under the name M.C, Beaton. I too am getting tired of the poor editing these days. I have seen mistakes such as Saudi Arabia placed in Asia; Virginia called one of the Union states and Wales placed north of England (did they perhaps MEAN Scotland?). I try to send emails to the publishers or to find the author on facebook. And I find that sometimes they just do not care! One publisher told me that facts do not matter if they are in a work of fiction! YIKES!
Islandgirl posts on 7/27/2010 6:37:29 PM Well, I'm an American and I'm definitely rooting for Hamish to eventually marry Priscilla. I believe he's supposed to be in his 30s.
Deb C posts on 9/11/2008 1:38:29 PM I'm reading Death of a Gentle Lady at the moment. It's good, but I must be having a bad day as I find the character of Hamish is beginning to grate on my nerves with his constant peevishness, and his childlike behaviour around women. How old is he supposed to be anyhow?

Rita posts on 6/20/2008 2:43:53 PM I just read "Death of a Celebrity". At a funeral there is a quote supposedly from Corinthians, "a time to love and a time to die." This should be Ecclesiastes 3. The correct version is "a time to love and a time to hate." Most Church of Scotland ministers would indeed read the passage from 1 Corinthians 15 dealing with the resurrection of the dead. The Hamish books are delightful.
Mike LaMar posts on 3/5/2008 1:43:37 AM Although I think British readers would prefer that Hamish eventually marry Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, I think most American readers would prefer for him to marry Elspeth Grant. I wish I could find an Elspeth Grant in real life! In Death Of A Dreamer, Det. Chief Inspector Blair breaks his leg and his collarbone, and he uses crutches; but Hamish later tells a friend that Blair broke his arm and collarbone! (Sorry, I was an editor!)
Sandy posts on 8/10/2007 9:47:38 AM What happened to Towser? Now a new dog named LUGS is in the picture???
Deb posts on 7/15/2007 9:31:50 PM She doesn't write her books fast enough for me LOL! Love them all
Laura Greathouse posts on 7/15/2007 3:13:35 PM Does anyone have a date for the next Agatha or Hamish book?
David posts on 7/15/2007 2:12:12 PM MC Beaton is not only a woman she is many women and has written at least a hundred books under a series of pseudonyms including Marion Chesney the M C of her Beaton persona. If you google her you are in for a big surprise
Barbara Jameson posts on 7/15/2007 1:40:59 PM I started out with the newest one, Love, Lies, and Liquor and was so impressed that I had to start from the beginning. This is one very fascinating author.
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