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When the townspeople of Lochdubh begin receiving poison-pen letters, no one takes them very seriously, even if they are full of wild accusations. But Hamish Macbeth fears that they might lead to something deadly. His instincts prove correct when the town’s postmistress is found hanging from a rope with a poison-pen letter at her feet. Though it appears to be a suicide, Hamish suspects something more sinister. Attempting to trace the letters, the last thing Hamish needs is any distractions, but soon Jenny Ogilvie arrives in Lochdubh determined to seduce him. Realizing that she is unable to take Hamish’s mind off his case, Jenny decides to do a little investigating of her own. Hamish finds himself in a race to solve the mystery of the poison-pen letters before someone else dies, including one likely target—Jenny.

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  • “Great characters, spot-on dialogue, scenes full of tension, and humor—…these staples of Beaton’s mysteries are all part of Scottish cop Hamish Macbeth’s latest adventure…Beaton’s writing is vivid, flawless, and energetic, —and she knows how to twist a plot with great dexterity. Another winner in this thoroughly enjoyable series.”

    RT Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth series remains reliable on several fronts: her Scots police officer Hamish will solve the crimes in an appropriately heroic and entertaining way; he will be as clueless as ever in regard to the women who set their caps for him; and he will continue to resist both promotion out of his remote village of Lochdubh and restrictions imposed by his nominal superiors…The author adeptly limns her village characters’ foibles and frailties, and the poisoned-pen letters set them off in high relief.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Readers unfamiliar with the series can easily begin with this volume, but if they do, they are likely to seek out the earlier novels. This fictional world—part cozy, part unsparing—can be highly addictive.”

    Library Journal

  • “A spate of letters (including one accusing the stolid rector’s wife of having an affair with the much younger Macbeth) spreads bad will, uncovers old secrets, and leads directly to two homicides…What rescues the Macbeth series from being Agatha Christie retreads are Macbeth’s quirks, the deft social comedy, and the wonderfully realized Highlands atmosphere…A first-rate cozy.”

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