Death of A Cad

Death of A Cad

A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

Book - 2004
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When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiance home to Lochdubh, the whole town is delighted, save perhaps for lovesmitten bobby Hamish Macbeth. But the morning after a tastefully posh engagement party, one of the guests, Captain Bartlett--who so enraged everyone with his boorish behavior and caddish comments--has the bad manners to be murdered on a grouse hunt. Unfortunately, the prime suspects are the titled party guests, each with a decidedly unfriendly feeling toward the newly deceased. And a second shocking murder really is the last straw. Though alibis abound, it takes Hamish Macbeth, the quiet law enforcement genius, to smooth ruffled feathers and track a clever murderer, even as he subtly woos lovely Priscilla from her jealous city sophisticate.
Publisher: New York City, New York : Warner Books,Time Warner Book Group, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9780446607148
9780804102254
0446607142
0804102252
Characteristics: 214 pages ;,18 cm.

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LauraSteinert
Jan 28, 2019

If your have finished book one of the Hamish Macbeth series and you are ready to start reading book two, you are about to become addicted to Hamish Macbeth (or at least the series surrounding him). Here is a link you are going to want. http://www.dsl.ac.uk/ (unless you already know that "wichty" means "you've shocked me" as in "you've metaphorically punched me in the gut and knocked the wind right out of me," or that sonsie means good luck, or that "come ben" isn't bad pronunciation, it means come in to the best room of the house).
I am binge reading the series so that I can start from the beginning are read it again. I hope you will fall in love with the series, too.

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Preeceville56
Sep 28, 2014

My first book by M. C. Beaton.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the Hamish Macbeth series.

HELEN M. ZSUTTY Aug 15, 2011

#2 Hamish Macbeth series. Enjoyed this much more then Death of a Bore, which I read first thinking that it was the first in the series. I think that the main character, Hamish Macbeth, will be easier to understand if I read the series in order. A quick easy read with a dash of humor.

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