Death Of A Greedy Woman

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446585505
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Death Of A Greedy Woman from the Author: M. C. Beaton. From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A GREEDY WOMAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryThere's not a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky, just plenty of warm sunshine and not quite enough of beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike each other. The arrival of Maria's gross, greedy partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal, and Hamish is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a big red apple in her mouth? Surely not of those singles...

Death Of A Glutton

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
ISBN: 9781472105271
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Death Of A Glutton from the Author: M. C. Beaton. Her table manners were a crime. But she didn't deserve to die! There's not a cloud in Hamish Macbeth's sky - just plenty of warm sunshine but not quite enough of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike one another. And the arrival of Maria's gross, greedy business partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal and Hamish is left with the baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a large rosy red apple in her mouth...

Death Of A Travelling Man

Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780332106
Size: 69.29 MB
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Death Of A Travelling Man from the Author: M.C. Beaton. It's springtime in the Highlands but storms are brewing for Hamish Macbeth. His life is going to pot. He has - horrors! - been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a sinister self-proclaimed gypsy and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village. Hamish smells trouble and as usual he's right. The doctor's drugs have gone missing. Money vanishes. And neighbours suddenly become unneighbourly. Nobody wants to talk either, so canny Hamish faces the delicate task of worming the facts out of the villagers. In the process he uncovers a story so bizarre that neither he nor the locals may ever be able to forget it...

Death Of A Snob

Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780332076
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Death Of A Snob from the Author: M.C. Beaton. Murder in Paradise... When Jane Wetherby offers PC Hamish Macbeth a holiday at her 'Happy Wanderer' health farm on the isle of Eileencraig, he is more than happy to accept. Unfortunately the visit doesn't prove to be the pampering experience he had been hoping for. Windswept Eileencraig is inhabited by hostile islanders, many of whom would be more than happy to be rid of the 'Happy Wanderer' and its proprietor. And the company at the health farm is hardly better. The volatile party includes an ex-husband, an illicit lover, and Morag Todd, an unadulterated snob who criticizes everybody and everything. So when Morag is found lying at the foot of a cliff with a broken neck, no one seems too broken up about the event - leaving it up to Hamish to solve the death of a snob.

Death Of A Prankster

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455510726
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Death Of A Prankster from the Author: M. C. Beaton. From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A PRANKSTER: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryAdmittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a whole new bag of unfunny jokes.But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing. Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the lanky constable's former flame, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, inserts her beautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through. Fortunately, he has a few clever tricks up his own sleeve, which enable this most endearing of crime fighters to get the best, and last, laugh.

The Bread Of Those Early Years

Author: Heinrich Böll
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810111783
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The Bread Of Those Early Years from the Author: Heinrich Böll. Torn by insecurity and cynicism, washing-machine repairman Walter Fendrich is obsessed with hunger, "the wolf living inside my stomach." The war and wartime shortages haunt him as an insatiable craving for bread, a bottomless desperation for security and gratification of basic needs. One day he finds himself and his world transformed when he meets a woman and discovers that love dispels his cravings as bread never could.

Hauntings

Author: Suchitra Samanta
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788187649014
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Hauntings from the Author: Suchitra Samanta. Elusive and jelly-like, the 13 ghost stories in this volume conjoin two different worlds: ethereal and the real. It features female protagonists who speak of intersecting, universal women-experiences of love and rape, loneliness and betrayal, marginalization and dark dilemmas. These are the elements through which the haunting stories are told in a quintessentially Bengali idiom. The volume s stories are by writers spanning the entire twentieth century: Rabindranath Tagore, Pramatha Chaudhuri, Panchkori De, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, Mahasweta Devi and the like.

Death Of A Gossip

Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849011788
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Death Of A Gossip from the Author: M.C. Beaton. When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling the feathers - or should that be fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane's shrill voice permanently - until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.

Les Parisiennes

Author: Anne Sebba
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466849568
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Les Parisiennes from the Author: Anne Sebba. “Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.” —Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in Paris's history and tells the stories of how women survived—or didn’t—during the Nazi occupation. Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis, as waitresses, shop assistants, or wives and mothers, increasingly desperate to find food to feed their families as hunger became part of everyday life. When the Nazis and the puppet Vichy regime began rounding up Jews to ship east to concentration camps, the full horror of the war was brought home and the choice between collaboration and resistance became unavoidable. Sebba focuses on the role of women, many of whom faced life and death decisions every day. After the war ended, there would be a fierce settling of accounts between those who made peace with or, worse, helped the occupiers and those who fought the Nazis in any way they could.