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Death of an outsider : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery

Author: M C Beaton
Publisher: London : Constable, 2017. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 murdered 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 Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Hamish Macbeth, (Fictitious character); Hamish Macbeth, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M C Beaton
ISBN: 9781472124081 1472124081
OCLC Number: 1005100628
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY: St Martin's Press, 1988.
Description: 246 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: M.C. Beaton.

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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 murdered 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 Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, but before he can head back home he has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the murder hushed up, a dark-haired lassie who is out to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his last victim, and will no doubt strike again ...

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