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By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A MAID: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Mrs. Gillespie is known round the northwest of Sutherland for being the simplest charwoman ever. in fact, if someone has any social pretensions one doesn't say charwoman, one talks approximately "my maid". Hamish Macbeth wins Mrs. Gillespie's companies in a church raffle yet spends lots of the day attempting to stay away from her. She is a malicious gossip and he or she bangs round the furnishings and clanks pots--he wonders how the heck she controlled to get the sort of solid acceptance. Then she is located lifeless in a wide apartment belonging to a retired professor who was once out the day she used to be killed. She has been struck down through a steel bucket of water. Remembering Mrs. Gillespie's malicious gossip, Hamish is bound she overjoyed to find out secrets and techniques and possibly searched during the drawers of the homes she wiped clean, this means that each person whose domestic she wiped clean can be a suspect.

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