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Marion Chesney, aka mystery writer M.C. Beaton, dies at 83

Marion Chesney, who in midlife began writing novels and produced more than 150, including mystery series written under the pseudonym M.C. Beaton that featured the endearing crime solvers Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth, died on Dec. 31 at a hospital in Gloucester, in western England. She was 83. The St. Martin’s Publishing Group, whose Minotaur...

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