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Death of a Gossip When Society Widow And Gossip Columnist Lady Jane Winters Joined The Fishing Class, She Wasted No Time In Ruffling The Feathers Or Was It The Fins Of Those Around Her Among The Victims Of Her Sharp Tongue And Unladylike Manner Was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth Yet Not Even Hamish Thought Someone Would Permanently Silence Lady Jane S Shrills Until Her Strangled Body Is Fished Out Of The River Now, With The Help Of The Lovely Priscilla Halburton Smythe, Hamish Must Angle Through The Choppy Waters Of The Tattler S Life To Find The Murdererand Stun All With Discovery Of Secrets Left Hidden Too Long.

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  • Paperback
  • 187 pages
  • Death of a Gossip
  • M.C. Beaton
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9781472105202

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  1. says:

    Fantastic What a story, so intelligently told The difference between Death Of A Gossip and the first Agatha Raisin book is that the former doesn t concentrate on the main character s details That only helped to improve on what was a nice murder case The gathering of suspects in a library was something of a throwback to Christie books The final showdown with the suspects was very well presented Hamish is such a decent chap His traits are realistically displayed, and you believe him, his upbringing, his motives He is the most alive detectiv...


  2. says:

    A few years ago, I watched a British television show called Hamish MacBeth It was the first time I saw the actor Robert Carlisle His portrayal of the low key Scottish police constable made Carlisle, and the show, instant personal favorites.I have always wanted to read the book series by M.C Beaton Finally, I got around to it, and got the first book from my local library I m so glad I did Death of a Gossip was a delightful read A group of 8 tourists signs up for a week of fly fishing instruction at the Lochdubh School of Casting The group seems directly from an Agatha Christie novel almost the required upper class twits, a secretary who wishes she was someone important, a womanizing playboy, a rebellious young lad, a trouble making woman, the beautiful vamp and the American couple who like to brag about themselves They all try valiantly to learn the art of fly fishing, while being annoyed by the horrendous manners and behavior of Lady Jane Winters Before long, after being zinged by her personal comments and veiled threats, the entire gr...


  3. says:

    I thoroughly enjoy this series with his quirky characters, ironic since of humor, and romantic comedy These books are set in the Highland area of Scotland, and I prefer to read them in audio rather than with text for that reason For those of us who use computerized speech to read text, it Mangels a lot of the names, places, and idioms used in the boo...


  4. says:

    Book BlurbScottish highland village cop Hamish Macbeth must find which target was provoked enough to strangle and drown nasty fat widowed tabloid reporter Jane Winters, who revealed many others guilty secrets Much is from the viewpoint of a naive secretary seduced by a blue blood playboy Icy blond beauty, aristocratic Priscilla Halburton Smythe, lends a hand.CommentsIt s not the most exciting, riveting, murder mystery...


  5. says:

    A cozy mystery set in a small Scottish town around a fly fishing class Just the setting is enough to recommend it, but the characters were also a lot of fun Some were over done, but I really liked Hamish He s still a bit of a mystery I was disappointed that the murder mystery wasn t solvable b...


  6. says:

    Question for Beaton Hamish Macbeth fans Are they all like this I like a good murder mystery detective story, and with the Hamish Macbeth series at 32 books and still going strong, I thought this might be my next favorite series to launch myself into So I started at the beginning and gave Death of a Gossip a go This book is a jack of all trades and a master of none It s a little bit romance, a little bit mystery, and a little bit comedy It does all of them adequately to erratically, and never does it wow on any level The romance is trite, the mystery is all right, and the comedy oh so light.Some of the characters are only just sketched out and some come off like stereotyped caricatures It seemed like Beaton was still feeling her way around the town constable and central figure of Macbeth I m guessing hoping that with such a long series, Macbeth eventually gets fully fle...


  7. says:

    No one could be surprised than I, to dislike a novel I looked forward to I squirmed through this one I have every intention to give the next novel a chance Marion C Beaton is a beloved cozy mystery author and it s no joke, I collected about 20 of her books I would be relieved to turn my reaction around I landed up with a few first editions Marion wanted to portray a peaceful, idle policeman, so his input would make shockwaves The misfortune is, in this attempt Hamish came out as a moocher whom no one liked Adding to the sour note, it took ages to establish a protagonist We started with a fishing class couple, moved among pupils, and I have no interest in fishing This theme wasn t a backdrop but an activity cast to the forefront Lastly, I dislike the storytelling method that passes a viewpoint between a bunch of people, instead of sticking with the hero However I have gotten on board with that several times in literature because a subject was compelling, or I loved the characters I couldn t stand any one of these I found the girl looking for love , stupidest of all.The scenery was beautiful and people who like fishing would savour the details However ...


  8. says:

    The female characters were all drawn from the worst stereo types.


  9. says:

    3.5 stars This book is like cotton candy it s fluffy and light on substance, but enjoyable all the same Like Hamish himself, Death of a Gossip is like a sleepy, laid back countryside where everything moves slowly Not for readers who like their reads fast paced and action filled, but it s perfect if you want a relaxing few hours.I absolutely adore Hamish His character is so vividly described that I can practically see him wander around town languidly as I read He s supposedly soft spoken, simple and uninterested, but is perfectly able to give as good as he gets usually leaving the other party frustrated and speechless Hah I love him We re also introduced to Priscilla, his love interest, but I m not sure I liked what little I saw.It s really a pity that much of the book is told from the point of view of Alice, an insipid, self absorbed and completely delusional accountant s secretary who fancied one of her fellow travellers to be interested in her when he clearly isn t She doesn t have a very good first impression of Hamish, and since the early events are seen through her eyes, I very nearly disliked Hamish Good thing it switches to Hamish later It was clear from the beginning who was going to be murdered, but it took awhile to happen It didn t drag and I never guessed who the murderer was, but I m not entirely sure I...


  10. says:

    Death of a Gossip is the first book in the Hamish Macbeth series by M C Beaton Constable Hamish Macbeth was a laid back village police officer who enjoyed the peace of Locdubh However, Constable Hamish Macbeth peace was interrupted when Lady Jane Winters body founded in the Lake Constable Hamish Macbeth had to think was the death of Lady Jane Winters murder or suicide The arrival of the City law enforcement officers did not help Constable Hamish Macbeth investigation The readers will continue to follow Constable Hamish Macbeth investigation to find out what happened to Lady Jane Winters.Death of a Gossip is a lovely cozy mysteries and the first book I have read of M C Beaton, and I enjoy it The portrayal of the characters in The Death of a Gossip by M C Beaton did a fantastic job of engaging me with the book from the beginning I love how M C Beaton, intertwining her cha...

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