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The Resource Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery, M.C. Beaton

Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery, M.C. Beaton

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Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery
Title
Death of a maid
Title remainder
a Hamish Macbeth mystery
Statement of responsibility
M.C. Beaton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Armed with a bucket and mop, Mrs. Gillespie brings misery into the quiet life of Hamish Macbeth when he wins her maid services in a church raffle. He fears she's more likely to snoop than clean, since rumor has it that she damages more items than she dusts. Yet Macbeth has more upsetting issues to ponder-his former girlfriend, reporter Elspeth Grant, is back in the village for a holiday with her new boyfriend. Then he gets notice that a TV crew plans a documentary on him. Its airing is sure to get him a promotion and transfer to the city-and Hamish Macbeth would rather be boiled in oil than leave the serenity of Lochdubh. Though lately Macbeth's seeing the squabbling of seagulls and feeling an ill wind coming. Sure enough, Mrs. Gillespie is soon found dead under suspicious circumstances. And as he investigates the case, Elspeth's presence torments the red-haired bobby and drives him to foolish antics. But what should really preoccupy Macbeth are the town's hidden secrets-ones that will force a killer to lash out in deadly, irrevocable acts
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Mrs. Gillespie is famous for being the best maid in the northwest of Sutherland. But to Hamish Macbeth, she is a malicious gossip who bangs around the furniture and clanks pots. When Hamish wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle, he spends most of the day trying to avoid her. He doesn't understand how she managed to gain such a fine reputation. Then she is found dead, struck down violently by a metal bucket of water. Knowing Mrs. Gillespie's penchant for gossip, Hamish is sure she delighted in finding out her clients' secrets--which means that everyone whose home she cleaned is a suspect
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Character
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156317
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beaton, M. C
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.E196
LC item number
D4275 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Series volume
[Book 22]
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  • Macbeth, Hamish
  • Police
  • Highlands (Scotland)
  • Women domestics
  • Women household employees
Target audience
adult
Label
Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery, M.C. Beaton
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Copyright
Note
Book 22 of the Hamish Macbeth Mysteries (series numeration from NoveList)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
4202455
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
245 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780892960101
Lccn
2006018392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Death of a maid : a Hamish Macbeth mystery, M.C. Beaton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Book 22 of the Hamish Macbeth Mysteries (series numeration from NoveList)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
4202455
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
245 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780892960101
Lccn
2006018392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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