Death of a Gossip

Death of a Gossip

Travel to the Scotland Highlands with this classic Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery where an unladylike gossip columnist meets an untimely and watery death. From the author of the Agatha Raisin series.

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455520862

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 398

Travel to the Scotland Highlands with this classic Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery where an unladylike gossip columnist meets an untimely and watery death. From the author of the Agatha Raisin series. When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers--or was it the fins?--of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills--until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.
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Introducing Hamish Macbeth Mysteries 1 3

Introducing Hamish Macbeth  Mysteries  1 3

Discover M.C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mystery series with this thrilling collection of the first three novels featuring the Scottish Highlands' cleverest but most unambitious policeman: Death of a Gossip When ...

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781478971092

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 304

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series... Discover M.C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mystery series with this thrilling collection of the first three novels featuring the Scottish Highlands' cleverest but most unambitious policeman: Death of a Gossip When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers--or was it the fins?--of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills--until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again. Death of a Cad When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiance home to Lochdubh, everybody in town is delighted . . . except for love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet his affairs of the heart will have to wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered-shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with many titled party guests as the prime suspects, each with a reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. When the hidden culprit strikes again, Hamish will find himself trying to save Priscilla from a miserable marriage--and catch a killer before he flies the coop. Death of an Outside The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or--more accurately--dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft. Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again . . .
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Death of a Gossip

Death of a Gossip

This is the first of the Hamish Macbeth mysteries, set in the Scottish Highlands. A nasty member of a class in salmon fishing is murdered, and everyone has a motive.

Author: M. C.. Beaton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1455520896

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 119

View: 759

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers-or was it the fins?-of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills-until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.
Categories: LITERARY CRITICISM

Death of a Gossip

Death of a Gossip

Please Note: Third Volume of the the Sugar Hill Mystery Series. Approximately 51,000 words in length. It is a standalone (reading prior or future volumes not required to enjoy the book, no cliffhanger).

Author: Claire Sweeney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798610661193

Category:

Page: 230

View: 140

When Matilda hears her pit bull Red bark while she's testing her new cross country skis, she expects to find a skunk. She doesn't to expect to find the body of Sugar Hill's biggest gossip behind a snow bank. Even before she phones the sheriff, she knows it was murder. At one time or another everyone in town, including Matilda, has been tarnished by her vicious rumors, so the list of suspects would be long.When her old friend, Sheriff McGurin, brushes aside her offer of help, Matilda decides to help him solve the case anyway. Thus begins another murder case for Miss Matilda and the zany crew at the Sugar Cookie Inn. Please Note: Third Volume of the the Sugar Hill Mystery Series. Approximately 51,000 words in length. It is a standalone (reading prior or future volumes not required to enjoy the book, no cliffhanger). Themes include: Cozy mystery, cross country skiing, inn, New Hampshire, murder, off-beat characters, brainy parrot, innkeeping, female sleuth, amateur detective, animal
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INTRODUCING HAMISH MACBETH

INTRODUCING HAMISH MACBETH

Discover M.C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mystery series with this thrilling collection of the first three novels featuring the Scottish Highlands' cleverest but most unambitious policeman:DEATH OF A GOSSIPWhen ...

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1478919612

Category: FICTION

Page:

View: 686

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...Discover M.C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mystery series with this thrilling collection of the first three novels featuring the Scottish Highlands' cleverest but most unambitious policeman:DEATH OF A GOSSIPWhen society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers--or was it the fins?--of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills--until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again.DEATH OF A CADWhen Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, everybody in town is delighted . . . except for love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet his affairs of the heart will have to wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered-shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with many titled party guests as the prime suspects, each with a reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. When the hidden culprit strikes again, Hamish will find himself trying to save Priscilla from a miserable marriage--and catch a killer before he flies the coop.DEATH OF AN OUTSIDERThe most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or--more accurately--dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft. Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again . . .
Categories: FICTION

Death of a Gossip

Death of a Gossip

Lady Jane Winters, society widow and gossip, is found dead at an angling school in Scotland.

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0951446401

Category: Fishing stories

Page: 166

View: 369

Lady Jane Winters, society widow and gossip, is found dead at an angling school in Scotland. Who wouldn't want her shrills silenced? Local policeman, Hamish Macbeth is suspicious. With the inspiring aid of Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish pursues the case.
Categories: Fishing stories

Hamish Macbeth Omnibus Books 1 4

Hamish Macbeth Omnibus  Books 1 4

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.

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780339764

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 133

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 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. Death of a Cad When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, everyone in town is delighted... except for love-smitten Hamish Macbeth. Yet the affairs of his heart will have to wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered - shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with so many titled party guests as prime suspects, each with their own reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case... and catch a killer, before they fly the coop! Death of an Outsider 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... Death of a Perfect Wife 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 fiancé 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.
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Drop Dead Gossip

Drop Dead Gossip

“Well, your first assignment can be your former boss's death. That would make for a killer story... pun intended.” Once again there was a clinking of glasses. “Speaking of killer, do you think it was murder?

Author: Emily Page

Publisher: Mahogany Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 626

Harbor Bay Times Freelance reporter Skyler Avery might be onto her biggest scoop yet! While attending a major Nom-Party for Pulitzer Prize candidates, gossip writer Hildie Mcguire suddenly drops dead. The culprit? She's been poisoned! The Lotus Bay-based gossip columnist was top-of-the-food chain in her neck of the woods. Everyone knew it, but everyone also knows obtaining such a title does not come without getting your hands dirty. Hildie had made many enemies, and it seems one or more of them finally decided to take her out for good. Skyler is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. Enlisting the help of friend Nichole Chambers, the two are set out to unmask the guilty party. keywords: cozy mystery books free, cozy mysteries free, cozy mysteries, cozy mystery, sleuth, cozy mysteries, free cozy mysteries, cozy mystery free, cozy murder mysteries free, mystery books free, mystery books, clean mystery, mystery, free book, freebie, free book, free ebook, small town cozy mystery, cozy mystery series, amateur sleuth, women sleuths, mystery books free, mystery books, small town mystery, culinary mystery, female protagonist, culinary mystery, mystery books cooking, bestselling mystery books free, mystery books in series
Categories: Fiction

Death of a Maid

Death of a Maid

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A MAID: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryMrs. Gillespie is famous around the northwest of Sutherland for being the best charwoman ever.

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446615471

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 977

Mrs. Gillespie is famous around the northwest of Sutherland for being the best charwoman ever. Of course, if anyone has any social pretensions one does not say charwoman, one talks about "my maid". Hamish Macbeth wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle but spends most of the day trying to avoid her. She is a malicious gossip and she bangs around the furniture and clanks pots--he wonders how on earth she managed to get such a good reputation. Then she is found dead in a large house belonging to a retired professor who was out the day she was killed. She has been struck down by a metal bucket of water. Remembering Mrs. Gillespie's malicious gossip, Hamish is sure she delighted in finding out secrets and probably searched through the drawers of the houses she cleaned, which means everyone whose home she cleaned could be a suspect.
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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Author: John G. H. Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:222007620

Category: Death in literature

Page: 632

View: 178

Categories: Death in literature

Hollywood Off ramp

Hollywood Off ramp

Author: Bill Barol

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:46771158

Category: Television scripts

Page: 52

View: 899

Categories: Television scripts

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

... White Adolescents' Sexual Behavior.” Pediatrics 117 (2006): 1018–1027. Brown, Lauren. Lindsay Lohan: The It Girl Next Door. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004. Bruce, Leslie and Lacey Rose. “The Birth (and Death?) of Gossip Girl.

Author: Lori Bindig

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739184820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 181

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and she explores the potential ramifications of popular media texts like Gossip Girl.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Tilly

Tilly

... Macbeth Death of a Gossip · Death of a Cad · Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster · Death of a Glutton · Death of a Travelling Man Death of a Charming Man · Death of ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101198

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 706

The fourth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Edwardian Candlelight series. The Beast; that was what they called her. With her plump body and rough tomboy ways, she felt more like a clown. It was hopeless. Poor penniless Tilly could only sit among the chaperons as a paid companion to the spiteful Lady Aileen. The best she could do was sit; sit and dream. But suddenly Phillip, Marquess of Heppleford, the most eligible bachelor of all - decided he wanted her for himself, to be his wife, and they were married. His intent was to keep his freedom, fulfill the conditions of his father's will, and shock his aunts. He never imagined he'd return from a scandalous adventure in Paris only to find a seductive beauty - a beauty who had learned that loving well is the best revenge. The Edwardian Candlelight Series chronicles young, passionate girls who come to understand the nature of true love despite overwhelming odds. From a penniless pauper, a stenographer, a governess to an accused murderess, these ladies in love overcome incredible odds with grit and sophistication to find and keep true love.
Categories: Fiction

Annabelle

Annabelle

... Macbeth Death of a Gossip • Death of a Cad • Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife • Death of a Hussy • Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster • Death of a Glutton • Death of a Travelling Man Death of a Charming Man • Death of ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101273

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 436

The first book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Candlelight trilogy. It's a maiden's miracle! Annabelle Quennell, daughter of a poor country parson, gets a chance at a London Season to snare a wealthy husband. But before she sets off, Mad Meg predicts trouble ahead! And it is nothing but woe that Annabelle finds. Godmother Lady Emmeline sponsors Annabelle's spree - and demands she wed the oafish Capt. MacDonald. But things get worse when Annabelle fears she is losing her heart to Lord Varleigh - elegant, well-pursed, but who is taken by another mistress! What a pickle Annabelle has gotten into, and it only gets more sour by the moment! Blessed with beauty, Mrs. Manners has never bothered with the more practical (and to her, lesser) skills of grammar and spelling. So it is, in order to snag a second husband, namely the handsome Duke of Denbigh, she needs the help of Miss Verity Bascombe. Surely the modest chit would be honored to help write her love letters. Poor Verity! Her old school-girl friend remains as selfish as ever. But the lovely girl's gilded pen soon has the duke most intrigued by the poetic Mrs. Manners! But alas, what begins as a seemingly minor deception becomes a larger problem and Verity soon finds herself enamored of the handsome duke, wanting him all for herself! The heroines of the Regency Candlelight Series set out to conquer London's glittering high society and marriage mart. These headstrong women cannot help but keep London society dangling on a string, but will they find a husband or lose themselves in the game? 'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist '[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews
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Around the World in 80 Novels A global journey inspired by writers from every continent

Around the World in 80 Novels  A global journey inspired by writers from every continent

SCOTLAND. DEATH. OF. A. GOSSIP. (1985). M. C. BEATON. This is the first in what became a series of more than 30 lighthearted detective stories by M. C. Beaton, one of the pen names of Scottish author Marion Chesney (b. 1936).

Author: Henry Russell

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788793292

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

View: 137

Whether you're a regular globe-trotter or an armchair traveller, these 80 works conjure up the spirit of place for locations on every continent.
Categories: Games & Activities

Frederica in Fashion

Frederica in Fashion

The Hamish Macbeth series Death of a Gossip • Death of aCad • Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife • Death ofa Hussy • Death ofa Snob Death ofa Prankster • Death ofa Glutton • Death ofa Travelling Man Death of a Charming Man• ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019484

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 903

Whether dressed in her finery or disguised as a frump, he wanted her just the same! How can plain Frederica withstand a Season's scrutiny after the five beauties before her have married so magnificently? The only solution is to run away from home... Disguised as a chambermaid, Freddie soon finds her way into the household of the fashionable Duke of Pembury. But the wild gentleman is soon on to her tricks and finds himself escorting Freddie back to London, where, once again on the marriage mart, her sisters make over the tomboyish runaway until even she cannot recognise herself! But a certain gentleman can, and so it would seem that Freddie is not fated to be plain - or unmarried - after all....
Categories: Fiction

The Mystery Readers Advisory

The Mystery Readers  Advisory

... 175 Death in Little Tokyo (Furutani), 171 Death in the Off-Season (Mathews), 1 19 Death in Zanzibar (Kaye), 134 Death of a Gossip (Beaton), 163 Death of Innocents, The (Firstman and Talan), 145 Death on Demand (Hart), 164 Death ...

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890811X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

View: 635

Three librarians from Scottsdale, Arizona provide library staff with an introduction to the mystery genre and offer tips and techniques for providing advice to mystery readers in the library. They include some of their own bibliographies, but refer readers elsewhere for fuller ones. They also include a brief history of the genre to pass on to readers new to it.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines