Death of a Prankster

Death of a Prankster

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A PRANKSTER: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryAdmittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case.

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446573558

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 766

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A PRANKSTER: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryAdmittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a whole new bag of unfunny jokes.But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing. Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the lanky constable's former flame, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, inserts her beautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through. Fortunately, he has a few clever tricks up his own sleeve, which enable this most endearing of crime fighters to get the best, and last, laugh.
Categories: Fiction

The Ethics of Poker

The Ethics of Poker

Is Cindy morally blameworthy for the death of Pete the prankster? Cindy seems to be morally blameless because she wasn't aware of the fact that the bear was actually a cleverly disguised human—exactly the moral assessment aristotle ...

Author: Todd M. Furman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627854

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 244

View: 392

 Is it morally permissible to plunder a drunken player at the poker table? In a game of bluffing, are all deceits acceptable? Is it wrong to play against a pathological gambler? Are there any real right and wrongs within poker other than violations of the rules? The first of its kind, this book explores the moral dimensions of playing poker for money in a detailed discussion of applied ethics. Topics include the moral standing of bluffing, collusion versus “soft play,” the problem of players staked by backers, and “Why Kant Kan’t Play Poker.”
Categories: Games & Activities

Death of a Policeman

Death of a Policeman

The Hamish Macbeth series Death of aGossip Death of a Cad Death of an Outsider Death ofa Perfect Wife Death of a Hussy Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster Death of a Glutton Death ofa Travelling Man Death ofa Charming Man Death ofaNag ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780331089

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 771

A pen pusher from Head Office soon finds himself pushing up the daisies... Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure and this presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Hamish does every day. On hearing of Blair's plans Hamish is fully prepared to ensure young Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report... but before he can do that, Cyril is found dead and Hamish very quickly becomes the prime suspect for his murder...
Categories: Fiction

Knock Knock You re Dead

Knock  Knock  You re Dead

More Hamish Macbeth Mysteries by M. C. Beaton Death of a Liar Death of a Policeman Death of Yesterday Death of a ... Man Death of a Travelling Man Death of a Greedy Woman Death of a Prankster Death of a Snob Death of a Hussy Death of a ...

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455540587

Category: Fiction

Page: 12

View: 184

Hamish Macbeth, Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman returns in a new short story from New York Times bestselling author M.C. Beaton Knock Knock, You're Dead! A Hamish Macbeth Short Story Mrs. Morag McPhie hits upon the idea of selling some of her old furniture to raise money to visit her daughter in Australia. But when a dead body turns up, Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wonders if the antique business is even more cutthroat than he thought...
Categories: Fiction

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors  Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Death at Devil 's Bridge (Albert, Susan Wittig & Albert, William writing as Robin Paige), 3 Death at Epsom Downs ... 20 Death of a Perfect Wife (Beaton), 20 Death ofa Poison Pen (Beaton), 21 Death of a Prankster (Beaton), 20 Death ofa ...

Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 439

View: 922

Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2019

Obituaries in the Performing Arts  2019

British actress Gwen Cherrell died in Grayshott, Hampshire, England, on April , . ... 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 ...

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476679785

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 462

View: 921

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2019, including television icon Doris Day, iconic novelist Toni Morrison, groundbreaking director John Singleton, Broadway starlet Carol Channing and lovable Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2019 are included in this edition. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sequels

Sequels

Death of a Prankster (St. martin's, 1992) Practical joker andrew trent's latest prank seems to have lead to his murder by one of a large number offamily and friends who have gathered together at his behest. 8. Death ofa Glutton (St.

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 347

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
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: 712

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

The Taming of Annabelle

The Taming of Annabelle

... Frederica in Fashion The Edwardian Murder Mystery series Snobbery with Violence • Hasty Death • Sick of Shadows ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife • Death of a Hussy • Death of a Snob Death of a PranksterDeath of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019514

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 656

From the moment honey-tressed young Annabelle met her sister Minerva's intended, Lord Sylvester, she developed a secret passion for him that obsessed her. Now she was determined to take him away from Minerva - no matter what! But Annabelle hadn't reckoned on Lord Sylvester's best friend, Peter, who falls in love with her and decides to tame her growing passions towards the wrong man!
Categories: Fiction

Miss Fiona s Fancy

Miss Fiona s Fancy

... Rebellion · Silken Bonds · The Love Match Agatha Raisin Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death · Agatha Raisin and ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster· Death of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101679

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 260

The seventh book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Flame series. The Misses Penelope Yarwood, Euphemia Perkins, and Letitia Helmsdale all smugly informed her that the Marquess of Cleveden was at once the most eligible and the most elusive catch in the London marriage mart. Society's most dazzling beauties had failed to win him over yet, and a newcomer like Fiona didn't stand a ghost of a chance of having him look at her twice. That was all that fiery-tempered Fiona needed to hear, and she bet - far more wealth than she possessed - that she would snare the maddeningly elusive marquess before the season's end. Now Fiona faces the risk of losing a wager she could not repay - and more, the even greater danger of losing her heart. Searching for lighter romances set in the English countryside? Look no farther than the Regency Flame Series, which features mistaken identities, botched marriages, witty heroines, and the courtship of prime Corinthians.
Categories: Fiction

Refining Felicity

Refining Felicity

... series 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 PranksterDeath of a Glutton • Death of a Travelling Man Death of a Charming Man • Death of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780334660

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 470

The first book in M.C. Beaton's charming School for Manners series. 'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daughter, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst' When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on an inheritance, they place this advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners. Felicity Baronsheath, their first assignment, turns out to be more of a challenge than they could have ever imagined. Not only is Felicity indifferent to the idea of marriage, she is also a spoilt brat! And when, despite their best endeavours, Felicity insists on remaining unrefined and hoydenish, the Tribbles begin to fear that her season - and their new business venture - will end in disaster. The School for Manners series follows these two stalwart spinsters as they undertake enterprises of matchmaking and navigate the troublesome machinations of the London marriage mart. 'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist '[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Fiction

The French Affair

The French Affair

... Rebellion · Silken Bonds · The Love Match Agatha Raisin Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death · Agatha Raisin and ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster· Death of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101730

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 728

The fifth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Flame series. It was true. The lovely young widow, Lady Charteris (Delphine to her friends), had agreed to abide by her parents' wishes and marry the Comte Saint Pierre. Delphine's parents had long since died in the French Terror, but when she learned of their wishes for her, she believed it her duty to respect their wishes. Delphine would marry, but it would be a marriage in name only. But when Delphine saw Jules Saint Pierre, she got the shock of her life. He was the same man she had seen juggling in the streets at a local fair. What was he doing as the Comte Saint Pierre? Was he posing? Had she made some terrible mistake? Searching for lighter romances set in the English countryside? Look no farther than the Regency Flame Series, which features mistaken identities, botched marriages, witty heroines, and the courtship of prime Corinthians.
Categories: Fiction

The Glitter and the Gold

The Glitter and the Gold

... Rebellion · Silken Bonds · The Love Match Agatha Raisin Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death · Agatha Raisin and ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster· Death of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101792

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 666

The fourth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Flame series. Fanny and her groom had been tricked! Parents on both sides, all impoverished, had decided to recoup their families' losses by marrying their children to the progeny of a wealthier neighbor. The joke was on them however when it was outed that neither family had a penny to its name! Charles was not the dark rogue of Fanny's girlish fantasies, but he was chivalrously determined that she should meet someone more appropriate for her than he. And for her part, Fanny was determined that Charles find a woman of greater means who would, perhaps, be the answer to his prayers. Yet as each lover sets to find someone for the other, each is left with the nagging notion that true love might have nothing to do with riches. Searching for lighter romances set in the English countryside? Look no farther than the Regency Flame Series, which features mistaken identities, botched marriages, witty heroines, and the courtship of prime Corinthians.
Categories: Fiction

Sir Philip s Folly

Sir Philip s Folly

... series 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 PranksterDeath of a Glutton • Death of a Travelling Man Death of a Charming Man • Death of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472104922

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 267

Commotion reigns at the Poor Relation hotel when two unwelcome ladies create chaos among the established order of things! Sir Philip Sommerville is quite the antique, but not too old to bring home a paramour: fat, vulgar and greedy Mrs Budge who, the other poor relations are agreed upon, has to go. And then there is Lady Carruthers, a highly rouged widow who passes off her grown daughter, Arabella, as a school miss while setting her own cap for the young Earl of Denby, despite the fact that young Arabella is quite smitten with the dashing golden-haired earl! So once again it is up to the other poor relations to straighten out the course of true love...
Categories: Fiction

The Love Match

The Love Match

... 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 a Nag · Death of a Macho Man Death of a Dentist · Death of a Scriptwriter · Death of ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101570

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 873

The third book in M.C. Beaton's charming Waverly Women trilogy. By day she champions women's rights but by night she plots romance! No young lady can be more devoted to the teachings of the infamous blue stocking Mrs Waverley than Felicity, her adopted author. Yet Felicity leads a secret life: that of an author of a scandalous new novel - the tale of a lady "rake" and her passionate exploits. Yet there is one titled gentleman who is intrigued with this mysterious, headstrong young woman who is taking Society by storm - and Felicity soon learns that real life is infinitely more interesting than fiction! 'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist '[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Fiction

A Marriage of Inconvenience

A Marriage of Inconvenience

... Rebellion · Silken Bonds · The Love Match Agatha Raisin Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death · Agatha Raisin and ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Death of a Snob Death of a Prankster· Death of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101778

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 628

The second book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Flame series. He stated quite bluntly - and much to Isabella's relief - that theirs would be a marriage in name only. But neither Harry nor Isabella was aware of the other's disguise - contrived in vain to thwart the impending nuptials. Isabella was not the selfish ice princess she seemed, nor was Harry a mincing dandy, but a prime Corinthian. A search for buried treasure and a thwarted suitor out for revenge add adventure to the marital mayhem, as two hearts discover that love lies no farther than the nearest kiss. Searching for lighter romances set in the English countryside? Look no farther than the Regency Flame Series, which features mistaken identities, botched marriages, witty heroines, and the courtship of prime Corinthians.
Categories: Fiction

The First Rebellion

The First Rebellion

... 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 a Nag · Death of a Macho Man Death of a Dentist · Death of a Scriptwriter · Death of ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101556

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 602

The first book in M.C. Beaton's charming Waverly Women trilogy. His kiss has left her flushed and disconcerted - perhaps men are best avoided after all! The Earl of Tredair has had his fill of balls, routs, and silly misses, and he despairs of finding anyone out of the ordinary - that is, until he meets Miss Fanny Waverley. Most unique and intriguing, she and her two sisters are the adopted daughters of the reclusive bluestocking Madame Waverley. They have been raised as her disciples to spread the word of women's rights and to encourage poor oppressed females to stand up against the iniquities of the male sex. But, can they resist love? The beautiful Miss Fanny finds it quite hard to think of all men as cruel and lustful beasts - how can she, when now she finds herself longing to kiss one of the most hated of the species! 'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist '[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Fiction

Marrying Harriet

Marrying Harriet

... series Snobbery with Violence •Hasty Death• Sick ofShadows Our Ladyof Pain The Travelling Matchmaker series Emily ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife • Death ofa Hussy • Death ofa Snob Death of a PranksterDeath of a ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780334714

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 730

'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daugher, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst' When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on an inheritance, they place this advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners. Miss Harriet Brown, daughter of a Methodist minister, is the embodiment of propriety and Christian charity - too much so, perhaps, for her own good. The virtues Harriet possesses are far from fashionable but the Tribble sisters feel confident their new charge will attract a worthy vicar or two before the end of the season - if first they can vanquish confirmed rake and gambler Lord Charles Marsham who seems perversely determined to woo Harriet!
Categories: Fiction

Kitty

Kitty

... the Huntress · Frederica in Fashion Edwardian Murder Mysteries Snobbery with Violence ·Hasty Death·Sick ofShadows ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Deathofa Snob Death of a Prankster · Death ofa ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101211

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 377

The sixth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Edwardian Candlelight series. In any given glittering social season, Edwardian London's dizzying whirl had its share of surprises. The latest was Kitty Harrison, once achingly poor, suddenly an heiress and now, thanks to her determined mother, she was about to become a Baroness. From the moment Kitty set eyes on Lord Chesworth, she found him to be the most exciting man she had ever laid eyes on. But Kitty was young, innocent, and easily dazzled. She did not even question the motives of the dashing bachelor who swore he loved her even as he courted the scandalously beautiful Mrs. Jackson. All too soon Kitty's dream of marriage became a nightmare; someone was trying to kill her. Adrift in a sea of deception, Kitty soon realized that to save her life and win the only man she had ever loved, she would have to learn to play the game, only this time, her way: smarter, better, and for keeps. 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

Susie

Susie

... the Huntress · Frederica in Fashion Edwardian Murder Mysteries Snobbery with Violence ·Hasty Death·Sick ofShadows ... Death of an Outsider Death of a Perfect Wife · Death of a Hussy · Deathofa Snob Death of a Prankster · Death ofa ...

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472101204

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 766

The fifth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Edwardian Candlelight series. Poor little Susie. A beautiful dreamer, she imagined herself happy in a rose-covered cottage, only to find herself mistress of a great damp castle and wife to the elderly Earl of Blackhall. Luck, not the lecherous earl, contrived to spare her and by her wedding night she was transformed to a wealthy young widow. But her trials had just begun. The old countess was determined to turn the simple country miss into a sophisticated lady. Meanwhile, handsome Sir Giles was determined to unmask her as a dangerously cunning young minx. Sweet, naive Susie. Luck had brought her a fortune she'd never wished for, but what stroke of fortune could make her dreams of real and innocent love come true? 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