Marion Chesney

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Marion Chesney

Marion Chesney (Marion McChesney) (born 1936) is a popular and prolific author. She has written numerous successful historical romance novels under her own name, including the Travelling Matchmaker and Daughters of Mannerling series. Using the pseudonym M. C. Beaton, she has also written many popular mystery novels, most notably the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mystery series. She has also written under the pseudonyms Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine and Charlotte Ward.

Writing as Marion Chesney, her most recent endeavour is an Edwardian mystery series featuring Lady Rose Summer, a charming debutante with an independent streak, and Captain Harry Cathcart, an impoverished aristocrat. In a recent interview, Beaton stated that she has ceased writing the Edwardian series due to the pressure of writing for the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series.[citation needed]

Marion Chesney was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked as a buyer of fiction for a Glasgow bookshop, theatre critic, newspaper reporter and editor. She has a cottage in the Cotswolds.

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Bibliography

As Ann Fairfax

  1. My Dear Duchess (1979)

As Jennie Tremaine

  1. Kitty (1979)
  2. Lucy (1980)
  3. Susie (1981)
  4. Sally (1982)

As Marion Chesney

The Six Sisters

  1. Minerva (1983)
  2. The Taming of Annabelle (1983)
  3. Deirdre and Desire (1984)
  4. Daphne (1984)
  5. Diana the Huntress (1985)
  6. Frederica in Fashion (1985)

A House for the Season Series

  1. The Miser of Mayfair (1986)
  2. Plain Jane (1986)
  3. The Wicked Godmother (1987)
  4. Rake's Progress (1987)
  5. The Adventuress (1987)
  6. Rainbird's Revenge (1988)

The School For Manners

  1. Refining Felicity (1988)
  2. Perfecting Fiona (1989)
  3. Enlightening Delilah (1989)
  4. Finessing Clarissa (1989)
  5. Animating Maria (1990)
  6. Marrying Harriet (1990)

The Travelling Matchmaker

  1. Emily Goes to Exeter (1990)
  2. Belinda Goes to Bath (1991)
  3. Penelope Goes to Portsmouth (1991)
  4. Beatrice Goes to Brighton (1991)
  5. Deborah Goes to Dover (1992)
  6. Yvonne Goes to York (1992)

Poor Relation

  1. Lady Fortescue Steps Out (1993)
  2. Miss Tonks Turns to Crime (1993)
  3. Mrs. Budley Falls From Grace (1993)
  4. Sir Philip's Folly (1993)
  5. Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue (1994)
  6. Back in Society (1994)
  7. Miss Tonks Takes a Risk (1994)

The Daughters of Mannerling Series

  1. The Banishment (1995)
  2. The Intrigue (1995)
  3. The Deception (1996)
  4. The Folly (1996)
  5. The Romance (1997)
  6. The Homecoming (1997)

Edwardian Mystery

  1. Snobbery with Violence (2003)
  2. Hasty Death (2004)
  3. Sick of Shadows (2005)
  4. Our Lady of Pain (2006)

Regency Romance

  1. Quadrille (1981)
  2. The Flirt (1985)
  3. At The Sign of the Golden Pineapple (1987)
  4. Miss Davenport's Christmas (1993)
  5. The Chocolate Debutante (1998)

As M. C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin series

  1. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1992)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (1993)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (1994)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (1995)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (1996)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (1997)
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (1998)
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (1999)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (1999)
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (2000)
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (2001)
  12. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (2002)
  13. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate (2003)
  14. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (2003)
  15. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance (2004)
  16. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon (2005)
  17. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor (2006)
  18. Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007)
  19. Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison (2008)
  20. Agatha Raisin: There Goes The Bride (2009)
  21. Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (2010)
  22. The Agatha Raisin Companion (2010)
  23. As the Pig Turns (2011)
  24. Hiss and Hers (2012)


Hamish Macbeth series

  1. Death of a Gossip (1985)
  2. Death of a Cad (1987)
  3. Death of an Outsider (1988)
  4. Death of a Perfect Wife (1989)
  5. Death of a Hussy (1991)
  6. Death of a Snob (1992)
  7. Death of a Prankster (1992)
  8. Death of a Glutton (1993)
  9. Death of a Travelling Man (1993)
  10. Death of a Charming Man (1994)
  11. Death of a Nag (1995)
  12. Death of a Macho Man (1996)
  13. Death of a Dentist (1997)
  14. Death of a Scriptwriter (1998)
  15. Death of an Addict (1999)
  16. A Highland Christmas (1999)
  17. Death of a Dustman (2001)
  18. Death of a Celebrity (2002)
  19. Death of a Village (2003)
  20. Death of a Poison Pen (2004)
  21. Death of a Bore (2005)
  22. Death of a Dreamer (2006)
  23. Death of a Maid (2007)
  24. Death of a Gentle Lady (2008)
  25. Death of a Witch (2009)
  26. Death of a Valentine (2010)
  27. Death of a Chimney Sweep (2011)
  28. Death of a Kingfisher (2012)

Other

  1. The Skeleton in the Closet (2001)

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