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Publication Order of Agatha Raisin Books

The Quiche of Death (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vicious Vet (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Potted Gardener (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Walkers of Dembley (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murderous Marriage (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Terrible Tourist (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wellspring of Death (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wizard of Evesham (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch of Wyckhadden (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fairies of Fryfam (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love from Hell (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day the Floods Came (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Curious Curate (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted House (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadly Dance (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Paragon (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Lies and Liquor (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spoonful of Poison (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
There Goes the Bride (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Busy Body (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
As The Pig Turns (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hiss and Hers (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Crumble (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Bells (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blood of an Englishman (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agatha's First Case (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dishing the Dirt (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pushing up Daisies (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witches' Tree (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Ringer (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beating about the Bush (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot to Trot (With:R.W. Green) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down the Hatch (With:R.W. Green) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil’s Delight (With:R.W. Green) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead on Target (With:R.W. Green) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agatha’s First Case is a prequel novella in the series.

Publication Order of Hamish Macbeth Books

as M.C. Beaton, R.W. Green
Death of a Gossip (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Cad (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Outsider (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Perfect Wife (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Hussy (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Snob (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Prankster (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Glutton / Death of a Greedy Woman (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Travelling Man (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Charming Man (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Nag (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Macho Man (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Dentist (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Scriptwriter (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Addict (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Highland Christmas (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Dustman (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Celebrity (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Village (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Poison Pen (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Bore (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Dreamer (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Maid (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Gentle Lady (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Witch (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Valentine (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Chimney Sweep / Death of a Sweep (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Kingfisher (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Yesterday (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Policeman (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Liar (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knock, Knock, You're Dead! (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Nurse (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Ghost (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Honest Man (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Green-Eyed Monster / Death of a Love (With:R.W. Green) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Laird (With:R.W. Green) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Traitor (With:R.W. Green) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Spy (With:R.W. Green) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Changing Fortunes Books

The Westerby Sisters (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Daughters of Mannerling Books

Publication Order of Edwardian Candlelight Books

as Jennie Tremaine

Chronological Order of Edwardian Candlelight Books

as Jennie Tremaine

Publication Order of Edwardian Murder Mysteries Books

Snobbery with Violence (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hasty Death (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sick of Shadows (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Lady of Pain (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A House for the Season Books

The Miser of Mayfair (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plain Jane (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Godmother (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rake's Progress (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventuress (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rainbird's Revenge (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ladies in Love Books

Publication Order of Poor Relation Books

Lady Fortescue Steps Out (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Tonks Turns to Crime (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Philip's Folly (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back in Society (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Candlelight Books

Publication Order of Regency Flame Books

Regency Gold (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The French Affair (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Endearing Young Charms (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Dream of Love (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Fiona's Fancy (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lessons in Love (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Governess of Distinction (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage of Inconvenience (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glitter And The Gold (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Regency Flame Books

Regency Gold(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage of Inconvenience(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Governess of Distinction(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glitter And The Gold(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The French Affair(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Dream of Love(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Fiona's Fancy(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lessons in Love(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Endearing Young Charms(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Intrigue Books

Publication Order of Regency Royal Books

Lady Margery's Intrigue (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marquis Takes a Bride (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost and Lady Alice (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highland Countess (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Westerby Inheritance (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Lady Lovelace (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duke's Diamonds (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viscount's Revenge (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Lucy's Lover (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Anne's Deception (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paper Princess (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milady in Love (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Dear Duchess (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Marquess (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scandalous Marriage (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desirable Duchess (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sins of Lady Dacey (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreadful Debutante (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chocolate Debutante (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loves of Lord Granton (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Regency Royal Books

The Westerby Inheritance(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marquis Takes a Bride(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Anne's Deception(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Margery's Intrigue(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Marquess(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Dear Duchess(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highland Countess(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Lucy's Lover(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost and Lady Alice(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Lady Lovelace(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duke's Diamonds(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viscount's Revenge(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paper Princess(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desirable Duchess(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sins of Lady Dacey(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreadful Debutante(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chocolate Debutante(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loves of Lord Granton(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milady in Love(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scandalous Marriage(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Scandal Books

The Scandalous Lady Wright (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Lordship's Pleasure (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Grace's Passion (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Regency Season Books

Constant Companion (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quadrille (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Masquerade (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Original Miss Honeyford (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Education of Miss Patterson (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gentleman (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing on the Wind (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Davenport's Christmas (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Regency Season Books

The Original Miss Honeyford(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Education of Miss Patterson(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Masquerade(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quadrille(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Davenport's Christmas(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gentleman(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gentleman(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gentleman(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Constant Companion(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing on the Wind(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The School For Manners Books

Refining Felicity (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfecting Fiona (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enlightening Delilah (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finessing Clarissa (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animating Maria (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrying Harriet (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Six Sisters Books

Minerva (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of Annabelle (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deirdre and Desire (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daphne (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diana The Huntress (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frederica in Fashion (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Traveling Matchmaker Books

Emily Goes to Exeter (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belinda Goes to Bath (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Penelope Goes to Portsmouth (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beatrice Goes to Brighton (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deborah Goes to Dover (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yvonne Goes to York (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Waverly Women Books

The First Rebellion (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silken Bonds (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love Match (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

Cozy Case Files Volume 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 2 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,Susan C. Shea,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3 (As: M.C. Beaton, With: Donna Andrews,Ellie Alexander,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland,Mindy Quigley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Carola Dunn,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Susan C. Shea,Judith Flanders,Mindy Quigley,Auralee Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Sheila Connolly,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 7 (By: Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 8 (As: M.C. Beaton, With: Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 9 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 11 (By: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,S.C. Perkins,Eve Calder,Jess Dylan,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 13 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 14 (By: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 15 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss,M. C. Beaton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 17 (By: Rhys Bowen,Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Jean-Luc Bannalec,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Korina Moss,Anastasia Hastings) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Vivien Chien,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen,Katharine Schellman,Korina Moss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 (As: M.C. Beaton, With: Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,R.W. Green,Elizabeth Penney,Korina Moss,Celeste Connally) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 (By: Rhys Bowen,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Jennifer J. Chow,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Anastasia Hastings) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

Publication Order of Daring Debutantes Books

as Ann Fairfax

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Agatha Raisin Companion (As: M.C. Beaton) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 8(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Marion Chesney is a Scottish fiction author. It is the pen name used by Marion Chesney Gibbons.

She also has written using the pen names of Charlotte Ward, Jennie Tremaine, Ann Fairfax, Helen Crampton, Sarah Chester, and M.C. Beaton. Her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series were both adapted into television series.

Chesney was born January 1, 1936, in Glasgow, Scotland. Her first job was selling books and she was in charge of the department of fiction novels. While there, she was offered the opportunity to write reviews about variety shows. She took the job and quickly became a top theater critic.

She ended up leaving the book business to become a secretary with Scottish Field in advertising. The magazine job was originally that description, anyway, but it quickly evolved into a fashion editing job instead.

She moved to Scottish Daily Express and would report on crime for the most part. She would then move to Fleet Street and then to become a reporter for the Daily Express. She then got married to a man named Harry Scott Gibbons. Together they had a son that they named Charles. They moved to the United States because her husband was offered an editor position.

That job did not work out, so the couple decided to relocate to Virginia. It was there that Marion supported the family by working as a waitress in Alexandria, with her husband washing dishes to bring money in. They did not have to do this forever, though, as the two of them were both fortunate to land jobs with a new tabloid from Rupert Murdoch called The Star.

As a result of their new jobs, they decided to relocate to New York. Marion also wanted the chance to be at home more and spend time with their son, who was still young at that time. As a way to try and do that, she decided to try her hand at writing historical romances. She started in 1977 and never looked back. She wrote several under her maiden name as well as several other pen names.

Chesney liked writing historical stories set in the old days, but soon grew tired of it and wanted to do something else. She started changing things up in 1985, writing under the pen name Beaton for her various detective stories. She was inspired to write the first Constable Macbeth story when on a holiday trip to Sutherland from the states and taking a fishing school course.

It also inspired a change of scenery, as the author and her husband chose to relocate back to Britain once more. They bought a croft and croft house located in Sutherland, and her husband chose to rear a flock of sheep. Their son was attending school in London. When he was done with that and tired of a commute to north Scotland, the family moved to the English Cotswolds.

Today the author splits her time between the Cotswolds and Paris. Her new home has proved inspirational to her as it was where she was able to create the character of Agatha Raisin and an entire series revolving around this character.

Marion Chesney is the creator and author of the Dukes & Desires series of fictional novels. The series first became available to readers in 1993, with the release of the debut novel. After The Desirable Duchess came out, the sequel was released. It is titled Her Grace’s Passion. There are several more books in this romance series to check out, so if you are looking for something new, check out this series!

The Desirable Duchess is the first novel in the Dukes & Desires series by author Marion Chesney. In this exciting romantic debut, readers get to meet main character Alice Lacey for the first time.

Alice Lacey was known far and wide for being lovely and elegant. She is the type of woman that men with a good name would fall over themselves to marry. She has deigned to marry a Duke, and knows on some level that she is marrying without the advantage of love. Still, her marriage to this high society man is touted as the season’s main event that could not be missed.

Although she didn’t marry for love, she may still have something to find out when it comes to romance. No one knew that she was already in love at the same time with someone totally different from the man that she married. It was not something that she told anyone, but things are destined to get out when she tells her feelings to a mynah bird.

These types of birds are known for two things: being clever and being able to talk. The bird decided that it would be a good idea to take what she had told it and announce it right during the middle of their wedding. The results, as you can guess, were instantaneous and dramatic.

For one, the gossip could not be stopped. Her marriage was being called impersonal and cold, with rumors of her husband having another woman in the picture flying. Alice has found that the man she thought she cared for might not be the same man she believes him to be.

Could her husband be more than what she took him for at first? She’s going to have to do her best to try and convince her husband that they are truly in love. Find out what happens by reading this book!

Her Grace’s Passion is the second novel in the Dukes & Desires series. If you liked the first book, check out this incredible sequel to catch all of the action for yourself!

Matilda is scared that happiness is something that will eternally elude her. When she was married, her husband was cruel to her. He would take on his mistress and spend time with her, all while this Duchess was forced to stay home and bear it.

Her only way of feeling better about the situation is dreaming about an Earl that is as trapped in his marriage as she is. Matilda is shocked when her husband dies but secretly happy to be free. When she turns to the earl, will he be there for her? Read this book to find out!

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