Death of a Poison Pen, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


A sudden outbreak of maliciousness strikes the town of Lochdubh in the form of a rash of poison pen letters.

Things turn deadly when the local postmistress is found hanged in her room...with a vicious note beneath her dangling feet.

Though his superiors call it suicide, PC Hamish Macbeth pronounces it murder.

But Hamish is soon distracted by Jenny Ogilvie, a friend of his ex-fiancee, who arrives in Lochdubh to seduce him. And then he's ambushed by local reporter Elspeth Grant, who sets out to land the story - and Hamish - for herself. Caught in the middle of this volatile case, Hamish faces dangerous romances...and a blackhearted culprit wielding a mighty - and lethal - pen. Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series: The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series. beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life. - Good Book Guide. It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - New York Times Book Review. The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of o.utrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - Anne Robinson, The Times


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781472105387



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Two murders early on the book,one being that of a writer of poison pen letters. This is one of the darker and more atmospheric stories of this series. There are indeed several unpleasant characters,and that does not include the murderer.Of course we are also treated to more details of the chaotic love-life of Hamish McBeth.

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