Death of a Nag

By M. C. Beaton (Mass Market, 2013)
Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halbourton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead, he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does. Soon Macbeth is called upon to act -- to dig into the past and deep into the heart to deliver something more daunting than merely the culprit: Justice.

Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halbourton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead, he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does. Soon Macbeth is called upon to act -- to dig into the past and deep into the heart to deliver something more daunting than merely the culprit: Justice.

M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.
  • Praise for M.C. Beaton and the Hamish Macbeth series:
    "It's always a pleasure to return to Lochdubh, the picturesque village in the Scottish highlands." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive." (Houston Chronicle).

  • "Macbeth is the sort of charcter who slyly grows on you...as you realize that beneath his unassuming exterior, he's a whiz at cutting through all the hokum." (Chicago Sun-Times).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Death of a Nag
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $8.00 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455572304
  • On Sale Date: 04/30/2013
Death of a Nag