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Publisher's Summary

A classic title from M. C. Beaton's New York Times best-selling Hamish Macbeth series.
About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor - with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car. Now to find the killer, the astute lawman must apply his extraordinary insight into human nature. But when the evidence appears to point to the wrong person entirely, Hamish must dig down deep to stop the real murderer's escape.
©1991 M. C. Beaton (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 09-02-16

Not my favorite Hamish Macbeth mystery

To me the important thing about this series is the characters - granted, most of the villains and many of the minor characters are detestable, but the 'hussy' in this one is particularly unlikable.

Also, while in all the Hamish Macbeth books I've read so far the plots are totally implausible, the plot in this one is particularly so.

Still, if you are as fond of this series and of Hamish Macbeth as I am, don't skip this book as there are some sub plots that run throughout the series, and it's still a fun read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Debbie H, Arizona on 02-21-18

Enjoyed, as always with Hamish

the narrator did a really good job, and the mystery was clever and well written.

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