Death of a Gossip
When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers - or should that be fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would... show more
When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers - or should that be fins? - of those around her.
Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane's shrill voice permanently - until her strangled body is fished out of the river.
Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1988-04-12
Pages no: 149
Edition language: English
Series: Hamish Macbeth (#1)
Series: Hamish Macbeth # 1 I picked this up from the library because I wanted a break from my long history audiobook and listen to something lighter for a bit. I thought I had read the first Hamish Macbeth book because I'm pretty sure my mother reads this series, but apparently not since I'd never...
I am reading my first Hamish Macbeth. Really good. In this one at a fishing school, a gossip columnist has dirt on the other member os the class. Everyone has reason to want to kill her. Hamish, the constable, is om the case. It reminded me of an Agatha Christie. I enjoyed it and am looking forwar...
First of the Hamish Macbeth series. John and Heather Cartwright run a fishing school for trout and salmon in the Scottish highlands where angler wanna be’s come for week long sessions. On this particular week, 8 students meet up—including 2 Americans, a 12 year old boy from Manchester, a lovelorn ...
Death of a Gossip is the first novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by author MC Beaton Eight people attend a fishing school on Lochdubh. One of them is a notorious gossip columnist who upsets everyone with her snobbishness. The fishing trips turns to misery when the columnist is found dead. Hamis...
I thought this book was just ok, really. I was impatient with the POV of Alice - who I thought was TSTL. I would have like the story more if more time was spent from the POV of Hamish as I found him to be a likeable and intriguing character. Don't know that I'll read any more.