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Death of a Gossip

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781849011785

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 1st June 2009

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling the feathers – or should that be fins? – of those around her.

Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane’s shrill voice permanently – until her strangled body is fished out of the river.

Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler’s life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren’t willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.

Reviews

Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive
Houston Chronicle
Beaton, a Scot herself, excels at giving readers a taste of Highland life and creating a believable character in the lonely, brilliant, continually frustrated-in-love Macbeth.
Booklist
An enchanting series....M.C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery.
New York Times Book Review
Recommended for all mystery collections.
Library Journal