M.C. Beaton
Beaton mc
Birth Date 1936
Birth Place Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Agatha Raisin
Character Writer of Agatha Raisin
Season All books

M.C. Beaton (or as her real name is, Marion Chesney) is the writer of Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth.


Marion McChesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked as a buyer of fiction for a Glasgow bookshop, theater critic, newspaper reporter and editor. She married Middle East Correspondent Harry Scott Gibbons; they had a son Charles.She had lived in the USA. She divides her time between a cottage in the Cotswolds and Paris. Living in the Costwolds is how she got the idea for Agatha Raisin.


When the BBC adapted Hamish Macbeth she was angry by the casting for the role as she said "I wrote a 6' foot Highlander and i got a 5' foot something Glaswegian" on the casting of Robert Carlyle.

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