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Death of a Scriptwriter (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 14) M.C. Beaton

Death of a Scriptwriter (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 14)

M.C. Beaton

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Patricia Martyn-Broyd was not an easy woman to like. The hawk-nosed spinster had retired to Scotland, unable to write another book since her 1965 mystery featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vere. Local constable Hamish Macbeth,MorePatricia Martyn-Broyd was not an easy woman to like. The hawk-nosed spinster had retired to Scotland, unable to write another book since her 1965 mystery featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vere. Local constable Hamish Macbeth, with the telepathic ability of the Highlander, thought Patricia must be lonely beneath her rigid pride. A bit lonely himself since the breakup of his engagement, he extended his friendship. But that was before fame and the movie people arrived...A British TV company had decided to feature Lady Harriet in a new series. They didnt reveal to Patricia that a buxom soft-porn film star would star as Lady Harriet, that nude scenes had been added, or that the starchy aristocrat now presided over a 1960s hippie commune. Hamish, however, had a bad feeling about the whole venture, especially when the production crew set up in the nearby town of Drim. The constable knew there would be trouble between the middle-aged, dour townsfolk and the flashy, urbane filmmakers. And there was-murder.When one of the scriptwriters for the series is found dead, the tension escalates on the set and in the streets of Drim. And as Hamish pokes into the towns secrets and the TV peoples hidden agendas, he finds a large cast of people who wanted to cut out the writer for good-from the boozehound husband jealous of his actress wifes flagrant flirting to the tough, ambitious producer who was threatened with dismissal. Going behind the scenes, the detective knows he must resolve this deadly episode soon, for an impromptu killer is striking again, and again...