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Death of a Witch

Hamish Macbeth Mysteries

By M C Beaton

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Format: Paperback, 245 pages
From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series..."DEATH OF A WITCH: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryReturning from a vacation, Constable Hamish Macbeth senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over his Scottish village of Lochdubh. Newcomer Catriona Beldame has cast a bewitching spell over the town, causing the local men to visit her cottage at all hours of the night and infuriating the women. Hamish suspects that she is a great danger to the town. Before he can prove that Catriona is truly wicked, she is brutally murdered-and Hamish becomes the prime suspect in the case. The constable will call upon the assistance of a pretty female forensic expert as he attempts to clear his name . . . and perhaps even find some romance. But when more violence breaks out, loyal Hamish must use all his detective skills to restore peace to his beloved village.

About the Author

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries. The BBC has aired 24 episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, which will air as an eight-episode dramatic series on Sky1, starring Ashley Jensen. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. For more information, you can visit MCBeaton.com.

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The New York Times best-selling author's 24th Hamish Macbeth mystery; Graeme Malcolm reads. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

In bestseller Beaton's devilishly droll 24th mystery to feature police constable Hamish Macbeth (after 2008's Death of a Gentle Lady), the Scottish Highlands' most stubborn (and romantically challenged) bachelor returns to his home village of Lochdubh from a disappointing vacation to discover a witch stirring up trouble. To Macbeth's annoyance, the sex-starved local men have fallen under the spell of Catriona Beldame, who turns out to be a runaway bride with a shady past. Macbeth longs to prove she's selling illegal (and bogus) remedies for sexual dysfunction, and warns her to stop if she is. Macbeth gets a shock when someone murders Beldame and sets her house on fire-soon after Macbeth is overheard to say he'd like to kill her. Three more murders of other women quickly follow. Could a serial killer be loose in sleepy Lochdubh? As usual, Beaton's crisp plotting and effervescent humor complement Macbeth's deft crime solving. (Dec.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive." "Houston Chronicle"" "Macbeth is the sort of charcter who slyly grows on you...as you realize that beneath his unassuming exterior, he's a whiz at cutting through all the hokum." "Chicago Sun-Times"" Praise for M.C. Beaton and the Hamish Macbeth series: "It's always a pleasure to return to Lochdubh, the picturesque village in the Scottish highlands." "New York Times Book Review""

EAN: 9780446615495
ISBN: 0446615498
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Dimensions: 16.76 x 10.41 x 2.03 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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