Frances Wilde
Frances Wilde asked M.C. Beaton:

What was your inspiration for the first Agatha book? Did you set out to be a writer? Did you plan for it to go on to a full series?

M.C. Beaton The inspiration for my first Agatha book came from my admiration for anti heroes. I wanted to create someone you might not like but would like to win through in the end. I had been a journalist for years so writing is really the only skill I have.

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