Death of a Travelling Man
By M.C. Beaton
The ninth Hamish Macbeth mystery, beautifully republished with a brand new cover.
It's springtime in the Highlands but storms are brewing for Hamish Macbeth. His life is going to pot. He has - horrors! - been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a sinister self-proclaimed gypsy and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village.
Hamish smells trouble and as usual he's right. The doctor's drugs have gone missing. Money vanishes. And neighbours suddenly become unneighbourly. Nobody wants to talk either, so canny Hamish faces the delicate task of worming the facts out of the villagers.
In the process he uncovers a story so bizarre that neither he nor the locals may ever be able to forget it...
M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.
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01 Jun 2011
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C & R Crime
Looking for escape? Tired of waiting for Brigadoon to materialize? Time for a trip to Lochdubh, the scenic if somnolent village in the Scottish highlands where Beaton sets her beguiling whodunits featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth and his eccentric neighbours. — New York Times Book Review
The detective novels of M. C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. — Anne Robinson, The Times