Death of a Charming Man

A Hamish MacBeth Mystery
By M. C. Beaton (Electronic Book, 2001)
Now that Priscilla Halburton-Smythe has agreed to marry him, PoliceSergeant Hamish Macbeth can't imagine a more perfect life. There's notmuch crime in his remote Scottish village of Lochdubh, nothing much atall to do but fish, drink coffee, and slouch around. And now to spendtime with lovely Priscilla. But his days aren't as tranquil as hisdreams. For one thing, Priscilla's renovation schemes are driving himout of his cottage. Not to mention her ambitious plans for his career asa policeman away from Lochdubh. This might be a good time to find outwhy Peter Hynd's arrival in nearby Drim was causing so much trouble. Anattractive, unmarried man with an independent income would alwaysattract attention in such a small place. But this time Hynd's arrivalseems to have caused bitter rivalry among the women of Drim.

Hamish finds their petty fights amusing and a clever excuse to avoidPriscilla and her schemes for a new electric stove (to replace hisbeloved woodburning appliance), a posh new bathroom, and virtuousnutrition. Amusing, that is, until death threats, physical abuse, andmurder make statistical history in one of Scotland's most pictur

Now that Priscilla Halburton-Smythe has agreed to marry him, PoliceSergeant Hamish Macbeth can't imagine a more perfect life. There's notmuch crime in his remote Scottish village of Lochdubh, nothing much atall to do but fish, drink coffee, and slouch around. And now to spendtime with lovely Priscilla. But his days aren't as tranquil as hisdreams. For one thing, Priscilla's renovation schemes are driving himout of his cottage. Not to mention her ambitious plans for his career asa policeman away from Lochdubh. This might be a good time to find outwhy Peter Hynd's arrival in nearby Drim was causing so much trouble. Anattractive, unmarried man with an independent income would alwaysattract attention in such a small place. But this time Hynd's arrivalseems to have caused bitter rivalry among the women of Drim.

Hamish finds their petty fights amusing and a clever excuse to avoidPriscilla and her schemes for a new electric stove (to replace hisbeloved woodburning appliance), a posh new bathroom, and virtuousnutrition. Amusing, that is, until death threats, physical abuse, andmurder make statistical history in one of Scotland's most pictur
  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Death of a Charming Man
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759541887
  • On Sale Date: 03/06/2001
Death of a Charming Man