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Death of a Snob

Hamish Macbeth #6

by M. C. Beaton

Believing that someone is trying to murder her, gorgeous Jane Wetherby asks Hamish Macbeth to spend Christmas with her and an exclusive group of friends at her Scottish island health farm. With a cold in his...


Death of a Scriptwriter

Hamish Macbeth #14

by M. C. Beaton

Scotland's lovable Hamish Macbeth -- the one-man village police force -- investigates the death of an actress and a television writer in the latest episode of M. C. Beaton's popular series.

In her day, Patricia...


Death of a Perfect Wife

Hamish Macbeth #4

by M. C. Beaton

Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket....


Death of a Hussy

Hamish Macbeth #5

by M. C. Beaton

About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely...


Death of a Gossip

Hamish Macbeth #1

by M. C. Beaton

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or was it the fins?-of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue...


Snobbery with Violence

Edwardian Murder Mystery #1

by M.C. Beaton & M. C. Beaton

When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful -- if rebellious -- Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished...


Death of a Gentle Lady

Hamish Macbeth #23

by M. C. Beaton

Gentle by name, gentle by nature. Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and...


Hasty Death

Edwardian Murder Mystery #2

by M. C. Beaton

Eager to join the working classes, Lady Rose Summer has abandoned the comforts of her parents' home to become self-supporting. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose had imagined---long hours as a...


Sick of Shadows

Edwardian Murder Mystery #3

by M. C. Beaton & M.C. Beaton

Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer have entered into an engagement of convenience-convenient for Rose, who wants to avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Despite her considerable...


There Goes the Bride

Agatha Raisin #20

by M. C. Beaton

James Lacey wandered over to the window of his hotel room. His fiancée, Felicity, was asleep. He was feeling some twinges of unease. What he loved about Felicity was the way she looked at him with her large...


Death of an Outsider

Hamish Macbeth #3

by M. C. Beaton

The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or-more accurately-dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after...


Death of a Cad

Hamish Macbeth #2

by M. C. Beaton

When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, everybody in town is delighted . . . except for love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet his affairs of the heart will...


Death of a Prankster

Hamish Macbeth #7

by M. C. Beaton

Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in...


Death of a Greedy Woman

Hamish Macbeth #8

by M. C. Beaton

There's not a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky, just plenty of warm sunshine and not quite enough of beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge...


Death of a Chimney Sweep

Hamish Macbeth #26

by M. C. Beaton

In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his...


Death of a Policeman

Hamish Macbeth #30

by M. C. Beaton

Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid...


Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

Agatha Raisin #24

by M. C. Beaton

Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswolds hills, she was heartily welcomed.  She seemed a do-gooder...


Death of a Village

Hamish Macbeth #19

by M. C. Beaton

Trouble is afoot in a Scottish fishing village as Constable Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church full, and the air permeated with fear. With the help of a journalist, Macbeth begins to ferret out the truth....


Death of Yesterday

Hamish Macbeth #29

by M. C. Beaton

When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered...


Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham

Agatha Raisin #8

by M. C. Beaton

After a home dye job ruins her hair, Agatha Raisin, the prickly yet lovable amateur sleuth, turns to the wonderful new hairdresser in the neighboring town for help. And as Agatha soon learns, Mr. John is as...