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Death of a Gentle Lady

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Publisher Comments:

Gentle by name, gentle by nature. Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and the citizens of Lochdubh think he is overly cranky. Perhaps it's time for him to get married, they say.

But who has time for marriage when there's a murder to be solved? When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks there's more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this lady's gentle exterior.

Review:

"Full of the author's trademark zest and wit, bestseller Beaton's 23rd Hamish Macbeth mystery (after 2007's Death of a Maid) finds the 50-year-old Scottish detective taking pity on a beautiful Turkish maid named Ayesha in danger of being deported, and asking her to marry him. When Ayesha goes missing and her employer, Mrs. Gentle, turns up murdered, Hamish discovers that his bride-to-be wasn't exactly who she claimed to be. The villagers thought Mrs. Gentle was a sweet old lady, but why would such a nice woman be the target of blackmail? Threaded throughout the ever-twisting plot of the murder investigation are the ongoing saga of Hamish's love life and the vendetta against him of his nemesis, Detective Chief Inspector Blair. Beaton fans will be delighted." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When the elderly Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks theres more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this ladys gentle exterior.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446582605
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Beaton, M. C.
Author:
M
Author:
Beaton, C.
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Highlands (Scotland)
Subject:
Missing persons; Mysterious disappearances; Mysterious deaths; Lies; Elderly women; Blackmail; Marriage proposals; Weddings; Marriage of convenience
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
Publication Date:
20090101
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 1.25 in 0.3 lb

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Death of a Gentle Lady
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Product details 272 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446582605 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Full of the author's trademark zest and wit, bestseller Beaton's 23rd Hamish Macbeth mystery (after 2007's Death of a Maid) finds the 50-year-old Scottish detective taking pity on a beautiful Turkish maid named Ayesha in danger of being deported, and asking her to marry him. When Ayesha goes missing and her employer, Mrs. Gentle, turns up murdered, Hamish discovers that his bride-to-be wasn't exactly who she claimed to be. The villagers thought Mrs. Gentle was a sweet old lady, but why would such a nice woman be the target of blackmail? Threaded throughout the ever-twisting plot of the murder investigation are the ongoing saga of Hamish's love life and the vendetta against him of his nemesis, Detective Chief Inspector Blair. Beaton fans will be delighted." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When the elderly Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks theres more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this ladys gentle exterior.
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