Born in Glasgow, MC Beaton worked as a bookseller before moving into the world of newspapers as a theatre critic for the Scottish Daily Mail. She then worked as a fashion editor on a Scottish magazine, and then as the chief woman reporter on Fleet Street’s Daily Express. After marrying and having a son, she moved with her family to the US where she and her husband worked as journalists. Now living between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds, MC Beaton has sold over 15 million books worldwide to date; she is the no 1 most borrowed UK adult authors in libraries. She is translated into 15 languages and is published in 19 countries. MC Beaton is the author of the Agatha Raisin and the Hamish McBeth series of books, and has also written a number of Regency romances.   Her Agatha Raisin novels have been made into a Sky TV series, and Agatha Raisin: Pushing Up Daisies is her latest to be published in paperback.

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

The village of Carsley’s biggest landowner Lord Bellington has enraged locals with his plans to sell of their allotments to make way for a new housing development. So when he turns up dead, nobody mourns his passing. On a fine summer’s day, Agatha visits Carsley’s allotments where she is introduced to three old-timers who have just taken over a new strip: Harry Perry, Bunty Daventry and Josephine Merriweather, who are lamenting the neglected condition of the patch. But as Harry starts to shovel, his spade comes across something hard… The body is that of Petra Currie, a newcomer to the village – but who would want to murder her? Blonde and beautiful, she’s everyone’s favourite. And then Lord Bellington’s son engages Agatha to do some digging of her own, throwing her into a world of petty feuds, jealousies and disputes over land. It would seem that far from being tiny gardens of Eden, Carsley’s allotments are local battlefields where passions – and the body count –run high…

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