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1 6857 BEATON, M.C. [Marion Chesney] Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
Hardcover; Book Club Edition St Martin's Minotaur: NY; 2003; Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, light vertical crease on spine, faint soil to front free endpaper; interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; In this fourteenth mystery intrepid sleuth Agatha Raisin and her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton, help Mrs. Witherspoon, the crotchety owner of a haunted house.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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2 6351 BEATON, M.C. [Marion Chesney] Death of a Celebrity
Hardcover Mysterious Press: NY; 2002; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
First printing stated but no price on dw indicates this is a book club edition. Spine ends lightly bumped, boards just beginning to flare; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A nice copy.; The 18th novel of the series which is the basis for the Hamish MacBeth television series. Hamish is the local policeman for the village of Lochdubh, located in Scotland's Highlands.; ' Seeking better numbers and national notice, the local television station hires the glamorous and catty Crystal French, who presents some very nasty programs about what really goes on in a highland village. Needless to say, this doesn't please the local folk, and soon enough, Crystal is found murdered. Suspicion vacillates between the townspeople and the television people (including the woman whose job Crystal had taken), who have quite a few secrets of their own.' This author recommended by Anne L., Kathi, Sue D., and Lisa S. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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3 3703 BEATON, M.C. [Marion Chesney] Death of a Dustman
Hardcover Warner Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top corner of front free endpaper clipped, spine foot lightly bumped, one tiny soil mark on front cover top edge (not a remainder mark). Dust wrapper, unclipped, is faintly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy. ; These novels (this is the 17th in the series) are the basis for the Hamish MacBeth television series. Hamish is the local policeman for the village of Lochdubh, located in Scotland's Highlands.; 'When Mrs. Freda Fleming, tyrannical member of the Strathbane Council, appoints the dustman of Lochdubh to be the "environmental officer," Fergus Macleod becomes a bigger bully than he was before. He also specializes in blackmail as he uses the bits of information he finds in the rubbish against the local residents. No one is surprised when his body turns up in a recycling bin. That's when policeman Hamish Macbeth steps in to investigate, but he has a difficult time trying to get the locals to talk.' This author recommended by Anne L., Kathi, Sue D., and Lisa S. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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4 7060 CHESNEY, Marion [M.C. Beaton] Minerva
Hardcover; Ex-Library St Martin's Press: NY; 1982; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Remnants of previous dust wrapper protector still attached to front and rear pastedowns. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper sunned at spine, library label (FIC) on spine, lightly edgeworn and creased. ; "The Six Sisters" series is a family saga set in Regency England. The six novels 'recount the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage'. In this first in the series the eldest daughter Minerva is sent to London to marry well. Doing so will restore the family fortunes so that her younger brothers can go to Eton and her father can keep his beloved hounds and horses. Fortunately she is beautiful but as she is also a prig she is easily scandalized during her her first season and makes no attempt to conceal her opinions. Her attitudes soon cause the offended dandies to devise a plan to put her in her place.; '...amusing characters and unexpected plot turns. If you’re looking for something frothy and fun, with a fine array of historical details—petticoats! toxic cosmetics! dueling strategy!—look no further than "Minerva". '- Blogger Bree W. Also recommended by several members of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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