Death of a Perfect Wife
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2013
Duration: 4 hours 42 minutes
Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket.
The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London—with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges, the diabolical Scottish mosquito, descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town’s fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms.
Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh’s newest crime: the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.
“Trixie Thomas, a relentlessly do-gooding Englishwoman arrives in Lochdubh, stirs up trouble, and is promptly killed, her missionary zeal leaving a host of suspects in her wake. Fortunately, Hamish is on hand to find the killer before such unseemly behavior has a chance to spoil the atmosphere.”—Booklist (starred review)