- Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446614734
- ISBN-13: 978-0446614733
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 101 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 4) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2006
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Constable Hamish Macbeth of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands returns to beguile readers in Beaton's fourth whodunit. With the arrival of Trixie and Paul Thomas from England, life in the tranquil village becomes chaotic, as brash Trixie establishes the Thomas house as headquarters for militant feminism. A "perfect wife," Trixie subjugates her husband Paul and teaches the local women to follow her example. Obeying Trixie's dicta, the wives begin serving their spouses health food instead of "harmful" hearty meals, and campaign vigorously against smoking. It is no wonder that someone eventually murders Trixie; Hamish's problem is whittling down the number of suspects. As the pace of the merry tale quickens, gentle Hamish draws nearer to exposing the surprising killer whose motive is far different from what he expects. He is also gratified to find the male residents of Lochdubh admitting that they feel better--although not smoking and eating nutritiously--now that they are relieved of Trixie's domineering presence.
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''Beaton, a Scot herself, excels at giving readers a taste of Highland life and creating a believable character in the lonely, brilliant, continually frustrated-in-love Macbeth.'' --Booklist
''Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive.'' --Houston Chronicle
''It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh.'' --New York Times
''As usual, Beaton delivers a delightfully old-fashioned, absorbing village mystery'' --Booklist
''This fictional world - part cozy, part unsparing - can be highly addictive.'' --School Library Journal --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.