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Death of a Perfect Wife

M.C. Beaton

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Hamish Macbeth, Fiction, Crime & mystery

The fourth in the much loved Hamish Macbeth series from the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series - with a delightful new jacket style.

Hamish Macbeth is savouring the delights of a Highland summer, but as fast as the rain rolls in from the loch his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket.

The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns to Lochdubh with a new fiance on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges descend on the town. And then a paragon of housewife perfection named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her cowed husband in tow.

The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban alcohol and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's menfolk are up in arms and Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime - the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.

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Praise for Death of a Perfect Wife

  • M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth books are a delight: clever, intricate and sardonic. The flavour is reminiscent of Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore and I'm very glad to own a complete set

  • The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series... a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations of rural life. - Good Book Guide

  • The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - The Times

  • It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - The New York Times

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M.C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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