Death of a Snob

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Constable & Robinson Limited, 2008 - Detective and mystery stories - 192 pages
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Detective and mystery stories. Murder in Paradise; when Jane Wetherby offers PC Hamish Macbeth a holiday at her 'Happy Wanderer' health farm on the isle of Eileencraig, he is more than happy to accept. Unfortunately the visit doesn't prove to be the pampering experience he had been hoping for. Windswept Eileencraig is inhabited by hostile islanders, many of whom would be more than happy to be rid of the 'Happy Wanderer' and its proprietor. And the company at the health farm is hardly better. The volatile party includes an ex-husband, an illicit lover, and Morag Todd, an unadulterated snob who criticizes everybody and everything. So when Morag is found lying at the foot of a cliff with a broken neck, no one seems too broken up about the event - leaving it up to Hamish to solve the death of a snob.

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Review: Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth #6)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

One of my favorites of the series so far! I enjoyed the unique, descriptive and picturesque setting and the eccentric characters. The "snob" was annoying, but not overly so. The little romance between ... Read full review

Review: Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth #6)

User Review  - Susan Ferguson - Goodreads

Sat and read this through in a day. I thought I had real almost all of the Hamish books except the latest. I was wrong - I hadn't read this one.... Read full review

About the author (2008)

M. C. Beaton's real name is Marion Chesney. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1936. She has written over a hundred books under her own name and other pseudonyms: Ann Fairfax, Helen Crampton, Jennie Tremaine, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester. She started her writing career while working as a fiction buyer for a bookstore in Glasgow. Working at one time or another as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor, she used her British background to write a series of regency romances set in England and Scotland. Some of her regency romances include The Folly, Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue, and Regency Gold. In 1986, she was awarded the Romantic Times Award for Outstanding Regency Series Writer. She has also written two mystery series under the pseudonym M. C. Beaton: The Hamish Macbeth Series, which became the inspiration for a television show in England, and The Agatha Raisin Series, about a retired advertising executive. Her title His and Hers made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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