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by beaton-m-c

  • Author: beaton-m-c
  • ISBN: 1845296672
  • ISBN13: 978-1845296674
  • ePub: 1651 kb | FB2: 1982 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Robinson; paperback / softback edition (2008)
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 187
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Death of a Perfect Wife ePub download

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Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Death of a Perfect Wife. Hamish Macbeth 1989, EN. Offbeat, utterly endearing. Booklist. A Hamish Macbeth Mystery. When Paul and Trixie Thomas move to the village of Lochdubh, Trixie jumps into things with a vengeance. She organizes an anti-smoking league, promotes vegetarian cooking, even starts a birdwatching society. It’s too muc. oo perfect. It doesn’t feel like the old Lochdubh anymore. So when Trixie is murdered, not everyone is exactly devastated.

g left in that bottle?’ he said hopefully. At eight o’clock in the morning!’ exclaimed Hamish. Is Blair all ready to meet the press?’. He’s blinding and blasting but he’s got his Sunday suit on and his hair’s all slicked down aboot his horrible ears,’ said Anderson with a grin. Hamish shut Towser out in the garden and set off. Mrs Wellington, the minister’s wife, was his first call. She was in her kitchen. Her husband was poking distastefully at a bowl of muesli with his spoon.

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Beaton is the internationally bestselling author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. M. C. Beaton is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries. She lives in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely. Библиографические данные. Death of a Perfect Wife Hamish Macbeth (Том 46).

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish . Constable Hamish Macbeth of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands returns to beguile readers in Beaton's fourth whodunit

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries Book 4. 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.

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C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries. The BBC has aired 24 episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, which will air as an eight-episode dramatic series on Sky1, starring Ashley Jensen. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. For more information, you can visit MCBeaton. Death of a Perfect Wife A Hamish Macbeth Mystery.

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This is the first book in the series that I fingered the murderer and means before Constable Macbeth. I think it is also the first time in the series that the author provided the reader with all the clues to which Hamish Macbeth was privy. I'm enthralled by the imagery of the Scottish highlands, the descriptions of the homes, and the habits, customs, peccadillos and proclivities of the locals. The character of the protagonist, his eccentricities, frustrations, and the undergirding goodness of his being continue to intrigue. His faithful Towser aside I wonder if the poor fellow has one true friend in Lochdubh. The romantic in me soars and despairs with Hamish's fortunes relating to the fickle Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. The evolution of his feelings in that regard is particularly compelling and engrossing. So much to enjoy here! A winter night, a wood stove, cat languidly lying in repose close by, the wafting aroma of soup simmering on the stove, Hamish Macbeth and Lochdubh in my hands and before my mind's eye .... that's a pleasurable combination to elicit simple, unadorned joy that Hamish himself would so appreciate.
I really love this series. I have visited Scotland and have visited the Highlands which have an amazing stark beauty all their own. I would not be able to live with all that snow or the midges but I would definitely want to visit there again and stay longer. I like the character of Hamish. He loves his town and gets by and helps his family. He is a good manipulator of folks when he needs information and he does have his faults too like the rest of us. I don't think Priscella really appreciates him at all. Unfortunately the other females he meets are not that great and would try to change him once he married them. They are only trying to compete for him against Priscella. Plus these mysteries keep me guessing who did it with lots of interesting twists to keep things interesting. I think the later books are a bit rushed as though the author were running out of ideas for Hamish but I still, so far have liked every one of these stories.
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This is the fourth book in a series of cozy mysteries featuring lovable Highlander, Hamish Macbeth, the constable for the sleepy village of Lochdubh in northern Scotland. Hamish is enjoying his perfect village life, when Trixie Thomas moves into town with her milquetoast husband in town.

A paragon of domestic perfection, Trixie stirs up the village ladies into a frenzy of housewifely perfection, which drives the local men crazy, and, before you know it, Trixie is no longer among the living. This turn of events serves to jostle Hamish out of his summer doldrums to find out just who did the perfect housewife in. Of course, Hamish also has his own personal travails with blonde beauty, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, to whom he has given his heart. It seems that she has returned to Lochdubh from London with yet another man in tow.

In this book, village life takes center stage and the village characters begin being developed, giving the book that cozy feel. The book is also laced with sly humor throughout that is engaging, keeping the mood of the book light and highly enjoyable. As with all cozy mysteries, it is not so much the mystery that is of import but the characters that revolve around the mystery. While the mysteries are intriguing, they are the framework around which the characters evolve. In the endearing character of Hamish Macbeth, the author has created a sure fire winner, who is bound to win many fans of the cozy mystery genre.
I had gotten weary of all the establishing of characters in the previous books, but i saw the need and also enjoyed the stories. But here in the fourth Hamish book I am thankful. All i needed to know has led to the breaking open of who these folks are and why it matters. I look forward to my next trip to Lochdubh.
In many ways typical of the Hamish Macbeth series, "Death of a Perfect Wife," is not quite up to the standards of the earlier novels. The mystery is resolved in a rather abrupt and unsatisfying way, with none of the subtlety that characterizes the previous mysteries. Nevertheless, this is a must read for those working through the series in the sequence in which they were written because some important developments occur in Hamish's relationships with various recurring characters. In fact moving that part of the plot forward seems to have been a primary motivation for the story.
I should note one other thing, which is that most of the books in this series are available in audio format, read by Davina Porter, and if you have a long drive to work or are taking a trip, that is absolutely the best format in which to experience these books. Porter is simply magnificent at rendering the Scottish highlands speech patterns, and if you like this series you owe it to yourself to listen to at least one of the books. It will permanently change, for the better, how you read the rest.
I have read other novels in the Hamish Macbeth series and been less than impressed, but "Death of a Perfect Wife" felt a bit more substantial, with more descriptive detail and more fully-rounded characters. The theme of menopause was amusing, though it seems odd that a doctor of modern times should not have diagnosed the symptoms in his wife! And I do find Hamish rather boorish... Still, an engaging read with an array of quirky Scottish characters and a fascinating piece of work in Trixie, the newcomer, who throws the sleepy village of Lochdubh on its head! For another cozy mystery series involving a Scottish sleuth, try Christmas is Murder: A Rex Graves Mystery (Rex Graves Mysteries) by C.S. Challinor, which received a starred review from Booklist (American Library Association). If you like M.C. Beaton-type mysteries, you might also enjoy Jill Churchill's Grime and Punishment (Jane Jeffrey Mysteries, No. 1).
I love all of MC Beaton's books and especially those with Hamish Macbeth as the main character. Her bits of humor surprise me each time and I burst out laughing.
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