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Death of a Sweep by M. C. Beaton
  

Death of a Sweep

Part of the Hamish Macbeth Series

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Synopsis

Death of a Sweep by M. C. Beaton

In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it's up to Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed - and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes. 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 outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - Anne Robinson, The Times

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Great stuff, as usual. Booklist Once again M C Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. Publishers Weekly


About the Author

M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the renowned bestselling author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She has written many detective and romance novels alongside having an illustrious career on Fleet Street. Already a household name and, according to Anne Robinson, a ‘national treasure’, she is ranked among John Grisham and Maeve Binchy as a heavyweight of the publishing world. She divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th October 2013

Author

M. C. Beaton

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Author's Website

www.mcbeaton.co.uk/

Publisher

Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781472105455

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