Death of a Gossip (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 1, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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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 and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills-until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.

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Review: Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth #1)

User Review  - Elisabeth - Goodreads

Having read, enjoyed and completed MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin murder mystery series, I decided to turn my attention to the Hamish Macbeth series of murder mysteries and was glad I did. Death of a ... Read full review

Review: Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth #1)

User Review  - An Odd1 - Goodreads

A nasty old fat tabloid reporter reveals others' guilty secrets. Which victim was provoked enough to strangle and drown her? I remembered who and why, but not the reveal, and savor re-reading ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.

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