Death of a Cad (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 2) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A CAD: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé domestic to Lochdubh, every body on the town is overjoyed . . . with the exception of love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. but his affairs of the center should wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of many site visitors at Priscilla's engagement get together, has simply been stumbled on murdered-shot whereas on a grouse hunt. Now with many titled occasion site visitors because the major suspects, each one with a cause of snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish needs to soft ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. while the hidden offender moves back, Hamish will locate himself attempting to store Priscilla from a depressing marriage-and seize a killer ahead of he flies the coop.

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You saw Mr Macbeth arrive. He could not possibly put in an appearance in that awful dinner jacket, so I am lending him one of Uncle Harry’s. ” “Mrs Halburton-Smythe sent me to look for you. ” Priscilla bit her lip. Somehow it had never crossed her mind even to turn her back while Hamish was changing his trousers. She had become used to the fact that the Highlander, though quite prudish and shy in some respects, was never self-conscious about appearing undressed. But Jenkins was not a Highlander.

Then he realized they had stopped again. “It’s all right, darling,” he said. ” “It’s not that. ” Henry looked at her sharply. Her cheeks had a delicate tinge of pink. He looked ahead. A tall, thin policeman was strolling down the road towards them. His peaked cap was pushed back on his head, and his fiery red hair glinted underneath it. He was in his shirt-sleeves, and the shine on his baggy uniform trousers above a large pair of ugly boots made it look as if he had ironed his trousers on the wrong side.

They had never entertained him as a house guest before and had not realized until now the full horror of the captain’s behaviour. They at last settled on that well-worn ruse employed by the landed gentry for speeding the unwelcome guest on his way—placing a railway timetable beside his bed with the soonest, fastest train underlined in red, and instructing the housekeeper to pack his case and leave it in the hall. Whatever had put the shadows under the eyes of both Diana and Jessica, they were hugging to themselves, occasionally casting triumphant looks at each other, and then turning away puzzled, each obviously wondering what the other had to look triumphant about.

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