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1472124081
Book:Death of an outsider; M.C. Beaton:2017 Book Death of an outsider; M.C. Beaton
Death of an outsider; M.C. Beaton
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Constable, 2017
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781472124081
Notes:
Originally published: United States: St Martin's Press, 1988
The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or, more accurately, has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the victim are his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Hamish Macbeth.
Series: Hamish Macbeth
Extent: 246 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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0750544031
Large print:Agatha Raisin and the blood of an Englishman:2017 Large print
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: as Agatha Raisin and the blood of an Englishman. New York: Minotaur, 2014 Even though Agatha Raisin loathes Christmas panto, her friend Mrs Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local amateur dramatic society in their festive offering. Stifling a yawn at the production of 'Babes in the Wood', Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on stage until a trapdoor opens. followed by a scream and silence! Surely this wasn't the way the scene was rehearsed? When it turns out the local baker had been murdered most horribly, Agatha puts her team of detectives on the case. And they soon discover more feuds and temperamental behaviour in amateur dramatics than in a professional stage show - and face more and more danger as Agatha and her team get too close to the killer.
273 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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075054404X
Large print:Death of a nurse:2017 Large print
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Constable, 2016 James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr Harrison to welcome him to the neighbourhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer's behaviour, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. But Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. She's been strangled. Now, without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser - who left the force to buy a bakery - Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again.
246 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0750542721
Large print:Dishing the dirt:2016 Large print
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: New York: Minotaur Books, 2015 A therapist had moved into the village of Carsely and Agatha Raisin hates her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background. Added to that, Jill was counselling a woman called Gwen Simple from Winter Parva and Agatha firmly believed Gwen to have assisted her son in some grisly murders, although has no proof she had done so. A resentment is different from a dislike and needs to be shared, so as the friendship between James and Jill grows stronger, the more Agatha does to try to find out all she can about her.
246 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1472126971
Book:Agatha Raisin and the dead ringer:2019 Book
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Constable
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: The Agatha Raisin series Originally published: New York: Minotaur Books, 2018 The team of bells at St Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. As the village gets ready for the Bishop's visit, the twins get overly-excited at the prospect of ringing the special peal of bells created for the occasion and start bullying the other bell ringers, forcing them to rehearse and rehearse - so much so that Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer, yells at the sisters that he 'felt like killing them'! When the twins' home is broken into one night and Millicent is found dead, struck from a hammer blow, suspicion falls onto the lawyer. Will Agatha unmask the real killer and clear Joseph's name?
233 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472127005
Book:Beating about the bush:2020 Book
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Constable
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2019 When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems. The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity, before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. Then, as a possible solution to the factory murder unfolds, her own life is thrown into deadly peril. Will Agatha get her man at last? Or will the killer get her first?
xii, 237 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472124065
Book:Death of a gossip:2017 Book
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Constable
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: St Martin's Press, 1985 When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling the feathers of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue is PC Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence her - until her strangled body is fished out of the river.
210 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472124073
Book:Death of a cad:2017 Book
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Constable
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: St Martin's Press, 1987 When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiance home to Lochdubh, everyone in town is delighted - except for love-smitten Hamish Macbeth. But affairs of the heart will have to wait.
259 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444838571
Large print:Death of a perfect wife:2018 Large print
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Ulverscroft Special Collection
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Hamish Macbeth is savouring the delights of a Highland summer, but as fast as the 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 to Lochdubh with a new fiance on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges descend on the town. And then a paragon of housewife perfection named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her cowed husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban alcohol and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's menfolk are up in arms and Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime - the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.
1 volume (large print). (pbk)
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1472124103
Book:Death of a hussy:2017 Book
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Constable
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988 Wealthy Maggie Baird is neither kind or generous. So when her car ignites, with her in it, there are five likely perpetrators. And finding who did it requires all Hamish Macbeth's extraordinary common sense and insight into human nature.
240 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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147212412X
Book:Death of a prankster:2017 Book
Author: Beaton, M C
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Constable
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988 When Police Constable Hamish Macbeth receives the news that there has been a murder at Arrat House, he thinks it is yet another prank. But he soon realises that this is not the case and that Arthur Trent has in fact been stabbed.
240 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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