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: G K Hall & Company
ISBN: 9780783814841
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Death Of A Glutton from the Author: M. C. Beaton. The arrival of a gluttonous woman at the Tommel Castle Hotel in the Scottish Highlands has the hotel's staff and guests thoroughly disgusted, especially when the woman is later found murdered

Death Of A Snob

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455520918
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Death Of A Snob from the Author: M. C. Beaton. From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A SNOB: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryBelieving that someone is trying to murder her, gorgeous Jane Wetherby asks Hamish Macbeth to spend Christmas with her and an exclusive group of friends at her Scottish island health farm. With a cold in his head and no place to go for the holidays, Hamish accepts her invitation. He thinks the lady is a bit daft, but, arriving on the lonely isle of Eileencraig, he feels a prickle of foreboding. The locals are openly threatening; the other guests, especially a terrible snob named Heather Todd, are barely civil. So when Heather meets an untimely end, Hamish knows he doesn't have far to look for the culprit. The only snag in his investigation is that all the guests were in the house when Heather vanished. Now, as mysterious events abound on Eileencraig, Hamish must work through the holiday sniffles to find the killer-or else it will be a very miserable Christmas indeed . . .

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.

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.

Dead Souls

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300060997
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Dead Souls from the Author: Nikolai Gogol. Presenting Gogol's comic novel about a mysterious con man and his grotesque victims, this translation is accompanied by an introduction and by appendices that outline excerpts from the translator's work on other Gogol texts, and by letters Gogol wrote around the time he was writing this novel.

Death Of A Ghost

Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472117964
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Death Of A Ghost from the Author: M.C. Beaton. There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it's some children or maybe the local lads going there to smoke pot, or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Hamish says to his policeman, Charlie 'Clumsy' Carson, that they will both spend a night there. The keening wind explains the ghostly noises, but when Charlie falls through the floor, Hamish finds the body of a dead man propped up in a corner of the cellar. After Charlie is airlifted to the hospital, Chief Detective Inspector Blair arrives to investigate the body, but there is none to be found. Dismissed as a drunk making up stories, Hamish has to find and identify the body and its killer before the "ghost" can 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.

Death Of A Nurse

Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472117409
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Death Of A Nurse from the Author: M.C. Beaton. 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 neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer's behavior, 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 . . .