M.C. Beaton

 

 

Pseudonym Of

Marion Chesney

Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic. She left Smith’s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, 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 went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian. When that didn’t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes. Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.

Review Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 23, 2019
Review Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Review Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Review Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Review Review - Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 29, 2018
Review Review - Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardner, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Review Review - Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Review Review - Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, M.C. Beaton
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, December 14, 2017

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