Death of an Outsider

By M. C. Beaton (Electronic Book, 2012)
The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or-more accurately-dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft. Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again . . .
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $5.99 US/$5.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455520978

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2012

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Electronic Book, Mass Market

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The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or-more accurately-dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft. Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again . . .

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 an Outsider
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $5.99 US/$5.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9781455520978
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2012
Death of an Outsider