When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane’s shrill voice permanently – until her strangled body is fished out of the river.
Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler’s life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren’t willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.
M. C. Beaton is the author of the best-selling Agatha Raisin series. She has also written several Regency romance series. She lives between Paris and the Cotswolds.
©2013 M. C. Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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An odd book. The main character Hamish McBeth was not prominently featured and so difficult to warm to as insufficiently featured. As this is the start of a series I would have liked to have got to know him better.
The language used was at times out of context ...
Given the gentleness of the ambience, setting and mood of the book.
Won't listen to any more of Hamish.
"Dated and predictable"
A tense plot; a convincing performance or engaging characters - none of which were evident here. This was my first and definitely last foray into the work of this author.
It was confusingly dated in detail and style, the characters were 2-dimensional stereotypes and the plot, such as it was, was thin and predictable.
To me, it felt as if he was as unconvinced about the story as I was. A lifeless performance.
"An easy to listen to story"
Maybe, it was easy enough to listen do but not very exciting.
Maybe, when in the right mood
Improved the voices or not bothered
Yes & No
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