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Death of a Perfect Wife by M.C. Beaton
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Aug 02, 11

bookshelves: fun, mystery

**** "Death of a Perfect Wife" (H4) by M.C. Beaton is comfortable to read again. I holiday in the scenery and smile at the eccentricities, except ghostly visions. Finally Scottish Lochdubh village bobby Hamish Macbeth lets go of his long fix on cool blonde aristocratic Priscilla after several dates and a dreamy kiss; she misses his attention after she loses him. The fine clear weather gives way to damp, flies and midges, so I remembered that the hanging insect strips were poisonous. The gloomy omen heralds large bossy incomer Dixie, who expertly cleans, bakes, spins, and leads the local women against smoking and fatty foods, in favor of bats and birds. While pushing husbands to diet on rabbit snacks, she sneaks cakes. While pretending poverty to redo and refurnish an inn, she scrounges valuable antiques for resale. Many angry men and women are suspects, but we know Macbeth wins.
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