Death of a Prankster

By M. C. Beaton (Mass Market, 2012)
Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a whole new bag of unfunny jokes.

But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing.

Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the lanky constable's former flame, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, inserts her beautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through. Fortunately, he has a few clever tricks up his own sleeve, which enable this most endearing of crime fighters to get the best, and last, laugh.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446573559

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2012

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a whole new bag of unfunny jokes.

But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing.

Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the lanky constable's former flame, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, inserts her beautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through. Fortunately, he has a few clever tricks up his own sleeve, which enable this most endearing of crime fighters to get the best, and last, laugh.

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 Prankster
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446573559
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2012
Death of a Prankster