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Death of a Perfect Wife

Death of a Perfect Wife

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 fiancé 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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st June 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781780332055

Reviews

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
Kerry Greenwood
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.
Anne Robinson, The Times
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
Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive
Houston Chronicle
It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh
New York Times
As usual, Beaton delivers a delightfully old-fashioned, absorbing village mystery.
Booklist
This fictional world-part cozy, part unsparing-can be highly addictive.
School Library Journal