The 10 Best M.C. Beaton Cozy Mysteries

three M.C. Beaton novelsAre you a fan of cozy mystery books? Then you’re going to love these M.C. Beaton novels. M.C. Beaton is one of many pen names for the Scottish author Marion Gibbons (née Chesney), a prolific writer of romance and mystery novels. Under the name M.C. Beaton, this author wrote over 100 cozy mysteries in her lifetime. Many of these novels feature the detectives Agatha Raisin or Hamish Macbeth. And if you’re a fan of romance, M.C. Beaton throws a little bit of that in these books too. But with so many M.C. Beaton books to choose from, where on earth do you start? Here are the top ten best M.C. Beaton books, great for first-time readers and longtime fans of the cozy mystery author.



Emily Martin earned her Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi. She also works as a contributor for Book Riot and as a blogger/podcaster at Book Squad Goals.