Death of a Village
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Death of a Village

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Trouble is afoot in the remote Scottish fishing village of Stoyre, where the inhabitants are acting kind of... fishy. On a routine visit, Hamish Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church unexpectedly full, and the very air permeated with fear. Then an explosion levels a holiday cottage which the locals call 'an act of God'. Hamish has another theory, one that will make the national news. With the help of sharp-eyed journalist Elspeth Grant and Lugs (his dog) he begins to winkle out the truth. But Hamish's best laid plans soon go awry when an old friend dies, a scandalous rumour erupts, and someone close to his heart may be lost forever...

Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series:

The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series. beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life. - Good Book Guide.

It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - New York Times Book Review.

The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of o.utrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - Anne Robinson, The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 220g
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472124545
  • 9781472124548
  • 6,782

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A town without pity . . . or a good pub

Trouble is afoot in the remote Scottish fishing village of Stoyre, where the inhabitants are acting kind of . . . fishy. On a routine visit, Hamish Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church unexpectedly full and the very air permeated with fear. Then an explosion levels a holiday cottage, which the locals call 'an act of God'.

Hamish has another theory, one that will make the national news. With the help of sharp-eyed journalist Elspeth Grant and his dog Lugs, he begins to winkle out the truth. But Hamish's best laid plans soon go awry when an old friend dies, a scandalous rumour erupts and someone close to his heart may be lost forever . . .

Praise for M C Beaton:

'The books are a delight: clever, intricate, sardonic and amazingly true to the real Highlands' Kerry Greenwood

'It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh' New York Times
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About M. C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.
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