Death of A Maid

Death of A Maid

A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

Book - 2007
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Armed with a bucket and mop, Mrs. Gillespie brings misery into the quiet life of Hamish Macbeth when he wins her maid services in a church raffle. He fears she's more likely to snoop than clean, since rumor has it that she damages more items than she dusts. Yet Macbeth has more upsetting issues to ponder-his former girlfriend, reporter Elspeth Grant, is back in the village for a holiday with her new boyfriend. Then he gets notice that a TV crew plans a documentary on him. Its airing is sure to get him a promotion and transfer to the city-and Hamish Macbeth would rather be boiled in oil than leave the serenity of Lochdubh. Though lately Macbeth's seeing the squabbling of seagulls and feeling an ill wind coming. Sure enough, Mrs. Gillespie is soon found dead under suspicious circumstances. And as he investigates the case, Elspeth's presence torments the red-haired bobby and drives him to foolish antics. But what should really preoccupy Macbeth are the town's hidden secrets-ones that will force a killer to lash out in deadly, irrevocable acts¿
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780892960101
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 22 cm.


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Feb 14, 2016

Love the book series. Plot follows typical Hamish Macbth story lines. Multiple murders, many involved characters and a quick resolution.

Oct 15, 2014

Another good story.
When this series ends I really hope Hamish and Priscilla get together.

Nov 28, 2013

Glacially slow. Macbeth travels for a page or two to interview a witness or suspect, and the result is, "No, I didn't see anything." Core village values also seem inconsistent: in a small village, everybody knows everybody's business, and one of the secrets the blackmailer knew was about an extramarital affair. But then, Macbeth and a woman who turns out to be engaged jump into bed, and the next morning jovially part ways without a thought. After investigating the case, one would have thought Macbeth as a permanent resident would at least have worried about eventually being found out and the gossip.

hermlou Jan 06, 2010

Beaton's books are all good reads. She makes us feel we are in pastoral Scotland, and we enjoy the quiet life of Hamish Macleod. The plot is a good one, but there are so many characters that I had to make a list to keep them straight.


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