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Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 5) (original 1990; edição 1991)

por M. C. Beaton (Autor)

Séries: Hamish Macbeth (5)

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Another adventure in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series

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 policeman must apply his extraordinary Highland 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.… (mais)

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Título:Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 5)
Autores:M. C. Beaton (Autor)
Informação:Fawcett (1991), 151 pages
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Hamish finds himself in marooned in Strathbane when the police station at Lochdubh is closed. However, Priscilla with the help of new resident, Maggie Baird, decide to create a "crime wave" to bring Hamish back.

Maggie made her fortune by encouraging men to fall in love with her and to give her gifts. However, she has put on weight and no longer the coquette. She has also taken on her mousy niece Allison. Maggie decides to take herself in hand and leaves for several months instructing Allison to type up her memoirs with all of the juicy details.

When Maggie returns, she invites 4 former lovers who all need money and informs Allison that she will be marrying one of them and changing her will. However, Maggie doesn't survive long enough to make the changes leaving Allison a prime suspect.

Hamish finds himself working with a new, efficient detective instead of Blair, but less happy than he would have expected. As the two work through the various suspects at the house, another body is found leading Hamish to pursue a course of action on his own.
  4leschats | Jun 13, 2024 |
Super charming, cozy cozy. Enjoyably unlikeable characters and sprightly dialogue helped build a world that I’m ready to spend more time in - hopefully without being murdered. ( )
  Amateria66 | May 24, 2024 |
Maggie Baird had moved to the Highlands to recover from a bad marriage. She had built a considerable amount of money during her career of two marriages and divorces and her string of dating wealthy men. She had also gone from a svelt body with blond hair to over-weight and grey streaks in her brown hair. Non-the-less she was still a tart with a lusty eye.

Meanwhile, Hamish Macbeth has been transferred to Strathbane and his police station in Lochdubh has been closed. This problem is corrected by and unusual plan by the locals in Lochdubh. This turns out to be a good thing, as there is an murder attempt on Maggie Baird, among other law breaking events.

When Hamish arrived back at Lochdubh he finds Maggie’s niece, Allison Kerr, has set her sights on him. Hamish’s interest in Allison is whether she or one of the other four suspects is the attempted murderer. The other four are Maggie’s former lovers — she is thinking marriage again.

Another enjoyable read in the Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Apr 3, 2022 |
If you like MC Beaton then you will like this. Hamish Macbeth is his usual infuriating, charming self and Beaton conjures the Scottish highlands as an extra character, even if she does play fast and loose with reality.
Pure escapism with murders thrown in. While some aspects of the plots can seem a little dated, this is really just part of the book’s charm.
An easy, addictive read. You may not think it particularly demanding, but the odds are you will end up reading more from tjis extensive series. ( )
  GarethWilliamsauthor | Feb 25, 2022 |
I'd read the first four years ago and liked them and I have to say I do like the ending and want to see what changes around the village. So I'll probably read the next book in the series sooner rather then later. ( )
  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
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The author wishes to thank Hugh Johnston, owner and manager of Golspie Motors Ltd, of Golspie, Sutherland, his service manager, John Mackay, and his mechanic, Bill Brown, for their expert advice, and dedicates this book with gratitude to these three excellent and patient gentlemen of the Scottish Highlands.
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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:

Another adventure in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series

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 policeman must apply his extraordinary Highland 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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