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M.C. Beaton - 8 Book Collection
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M.C. Beaton - 8 Book Collection

Death of Yesterday

When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he's not unduly worried. After all, she's been out drinking. When her body is discovered in a ditch, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - has forgotten.

Death of a Liar

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

Death of a Nurse

James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighbourhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer's behaviour, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. But Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. She's been strangled. Now, without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser - who left the force to buy a bakery - Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again.

Death of a Ghost

An artist's legacy lives on--through murder in this Albert Campion mystery masterpiece from "one of the finest Golden-Age crime novelists" (The Sunday Telegraph).

To vex his rival from the grave, a famous artist has left twelve paintings to be sold after his death. Each year, one painting is revealed to kick off London's art season. But this release party--bringing family, friends, critics, and collectors together--devolves into scandal. A power outage leaves everyone in the dark, and when the lights come back on, a man lies dead--stabbed through the heart with bejeweled scissors.

Family friend Albert Campion is present during the deadly crime. The too obvious suspect is the artist's granddaughter, Linda Lafcadio, who was engaged to the victim until he brought back a model from Italy and married her. Linda didn't take his suggestion of a ménage à trois well, to say the least. But was she angry enough to kill him? Campion thinks not. He's actually quite sure he knows who did the dastardly deed, but there's no evidence to prove it. And though he's one step behind a diabolical killer, Campion just might be next on the list of victims . . .

Death of an Honest Man

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs Wellington that she was too fat. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie - who repeated all the last words of her twin sister - that she needed psychiatric help. 'I speak as I find', he bragged. Voices saying, 'I could kill that man', could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now Hamish is faced with an array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after throwing Chief Inspector Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

Death of a Green Eyed Monster

No one in Lochdubh expects Dorothy to stay for long...

She is, after all, entirely unsuitable. She's an uptown girl, used to a fancy lifestyle in the big city of Glasgow. She'll never fit in. And how is that work-shy rogue Hamish Macbeth supposed to get anything done when his new assistant is such a distraction? The village needs a police sergeant who can get on with his job, not one who's constantly swooning over his pretty young constable.

Yet PC Dorothy McIver quickly shows how determined she is to win over the locals, and she certainly seems to bring out the best in Macbeth. Then comes a brutal murder and the pair find themselves plunged into a tangled web of conspiracy that acquires a sinister strand when the chilling shadow of Glasgow's underworld creeps to the Highlands and the peaceful village of Lochdubh.

Through it all, the bond between Hamish and Dorothy grows ever stronger. Has Hamish Macbeth finally found the love of his life - and can he track down the murderer before any hope he has for a blissful future is destroyed?

Death of a Kingfisher

The quiet village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer apart from a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which the tourist board has rechristened 'The Fairy Glen'. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive but then a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch with a noose around its neck.


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