Death of a Perfect Wife

By M. C. Beaton (Electronic Book, 2012)
Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiance on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime-the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $5.99 US/$5.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455520923

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2012

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiance on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime-the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.

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).

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Death of a Perfect Wife
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $5.99 US/$5.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9781455520923
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2012
Death of a Perfect Wife