Returning from a foreign holiday, Hamish Macbeth is worried because he senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over the Highland village of Lochdubh . He learns that a newcomer, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed by her until he finds out she has been supplying dangerous potions. At first the villagers won't listen to him, saying that the loveless Hamish has turned against all women. He threatens to kill her so that when she is found murdered, he must clear his name and then work to solve yet another murder to bring peace and quiet back to his beloved village. His investigations are complicated by a romance with a female forensic expert. Perhaps he'll get married at last!
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.From AudioFile:
This latest episode in the Hamish Macbeth series has our village constable investigating the death of a mysterious newcomer who, for various reasons (some rather amusing), managed to anger a number of Lochdub's residents, including Macbeth himself. Graeme Malcolm's brisk narration suits the pace of the novel, in which character development takes a backseat to plot--although Malcolm might pause a little more on occasion in order to separate one scene from the next and to create a bit of suspense. He has some difficulty voicing the female characters, but he gives Macbeth a low, occasionally gruff voice and a restrained manner that contrast nicely the constable's dry humor. A.E.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Grand Central Publishing 2009-02-24, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0446196134 Has slight shelf wear to dust jacket. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0446196134ZN
Book Description Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Probable Book Club. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0446196134
Book Description Grand Central Publishing 2009-02-24, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Probable Book Club. 0446196134 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0446196134
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97804461961301.0
Book Description Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0446196134
Book Description Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110446196134
Book Description Grand Central Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0446196134 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0226422