Friday, December 16, 2011

Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 4) by M. C. Beaton

Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 4)
M. C. Beaton
St. Martin's Press
First published: 1989

The fourth in the much loved Hamish Macbeth series from the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series

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.

Related links:
Death of an Outsider (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 3)
Death of a Cad (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 2)
Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 1)
Complete HAMISH MACBETH by MC Beaton
Agatha Raisin, Hamish Macbeth and the novels of M.C. Beaton (official site)
Mystery TV Themes: HAMISH MACBETH (Crime TV)
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