Death of a Gentle Lady
Cover of the first edition of Death of a Gentle Lady
|Author||M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney)|
|Genre||Detective, Mystery novel|
|Publisher||Grand Central Publishing|
|February 11, 2008|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Pages||256 pp (Hardcover edition)|
|ISBN||0-446-58260-3 (first edition)|
|LC Class||PR6053.H4535 D34 2008|
|Preceded by||Death of a Maid|
|Followed by||Death of a Witch|
While the rest of the town is smitten by Mrs. Gentle, Hamish Macbeth distrusts and dislikes her. When she tries to close down his beloved station, he exacts his revenge and saves a beautiful woman from deportation at the same time by proposing to Gentle's maid Ayesha. By the time the wedding day arrives, Hamish is desperate to escape marriage; when Ayesha doesn't appear and Mrs. Gentle is found dead, he escapes one disaster only to be swept into another.
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