M.C. Beaton books can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart, as of 2015. Some of the books are available in hardback, paperback or electronic versions.
For many of the M.C. Beaton books, Amazon offers the option of buying new or used. Buyers can also look at reviews of each book, as rated by Amazon customers. Reviewers rate the books out of five stars, and also leave comments regarding their opinions. Buyers can also choose to have the Kindle edition delivered directly to their wireless device.
In edition to hardback and paperback, Barnes & Noble offers the NOOK version of most of M.C. Beaton's books. The NOOK edition is generally less expensive than the other versions.
M.C. Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where she first worked as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department. From there, she became a theater critic, fashion editor and then a reporter for the Daily Express. After marrying her husband, Harry Scott Gibbons, and having her son, she moved to the United States. She and her husband both worked for The Star for a time, but wanting to stay home with her son, M.C. Beaton began writing romance novels. Later in life, when she moved to England, she started writing the Agatha Raisin series.