Death of a Glutton (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A grasping lady: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
There's no longer a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky, simply lots of hot sunshine and never fairly adequate of lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. yet as 8 hopeful contributors of the Checkmate Singles membership converge on Tommel fort resort for per week of great matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The 4 undefined, conscientiously matched by way of relationship director Maria worthy, instantly dislike one another. the arriving of Maria's gross, grasping accomplice, Peta, kills the final vestige of romance. And as love is going out the window, homicide is available in the door. Peta quickly slurps up her final meal, and Hamish is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful trip that left Peta useless with a huge purple apple in her mouth? without doubt no longer of these singles...

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He had approached the agency because he had found himself too busy and too reluctant to begin dating again at his age. And by the time he joined, it was well known that Checkmate only catered to the rich. Maria slid out the next sheet of paper. He was to be paired with Jessica Fitt, owner of a florist’s shop in South Kensington. Jessica had a degree in economics from Newcastle University. After various jobs she did not like very much, she had taken a training course in floristry, opened up a shop, and then used her excellent business brain to make it pay.

Priscilla was glad of Jenny’s efficient help, although she knew Jenny was doing it all for Hamish. But then Hamish always attracted that limpet type of female, thought Priscilla sourly. John Taylor moved around to the far side of the cloth to put a distance between himself and the glutton. But when Peta began to eat, he realized his mistake. He had a perfect view of all that gorging and stuffing. If she would only eat silently, he thought, it would not be so bad. But she snorted and chomped and breathed heavily through her nose.

It’s the new legend. ‘The Plucky Colonel’. Still, I’m being catty. He’s happy. His rages don’t mean anything. They never last for long, and then he can’t even remember what all the fuss was about. Anyway, you’re having a lovely life. ” “Thank goodness for that,” said Hamish. ” � But the clouds that were about to darken his tranquil sky in the shape of the members of the Checkmate Singles Club were soon approaching Sutherland. On her way north a week later was the organizer, Maria Worth. She was a stocky, cheerful woman who had made a success out of the business.

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