Death of a Hussy (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 1, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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 suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor-with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car. Now to find the killer, the astute lawman must apply his extraordinary insight into human nature. But when the evidence appears to point to the wrong person entirely, Hamish must dig down deep to stop the real murderer's escape.

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Review: Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth #5)

User Review  - Diane Heath - Goodreads

This time around alters the formula that works so well. It opens with Hamish in Strathbane because the police station has been closed. (Closing the police station is a constant threat for Hamish ... Read full review

Review: Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth #5)

User Review  - Deanna Knippling - Goodreads

Decent cozy, except that the murder and the business surrounding it felt like a distraction from the snide small-village plot, which was a nasty little EF Bensonesque pleasure. 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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