Death of A Dentist

Death of A Dentist

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
His troublesome toothache must be put on hold when one-man police force Hamish Macbeth discovers the local dentist dead of nicotine poisoning, despite the fact that he was a non-smoker

Blackwell North Amer
A toothache can drive a man mad - or to Dr. Frederick Gilchrist's dental surgery in the little village of Braikie. In a country where thrift and a "nice set of dentures" are admired, Dr. Gilchrist's cheap rates and penchant for pulling teeth had gained him a clientele. His use of "The Great Australian Trench" (letting the drill slide across as many teeth as possible to ensure a steady customer) and some unsavory womanizing made wiser Highlanders stay away from the dentist's second-floor office. But one chill autumn morning the whole side of Police Constable Hamish Macbeth's jaw was a burning mass of pain, and he was willing to see Gilchrist, or the devil himself, to stop it. Unfortunately someone came, saw, and poisoned Gilchrist first.
It was Macbeth's dismal luck to find the body. He already had his hands full with a major theft case. And he had his mind on a date, the first since his broken engagement to Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. Now he sourly set out to turn his attention to finding a killer.
Perhaps only in superstitious Scotland would Macbeth's inquiries include the local seer, who had inside information to share (from the spirits, naturally). Perhaps only Macbeth would see a clue in the earthy details of daily life - not to mention facing a fate just as earthy in its own way.

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& Taylor

His troublesome toothache must be put on hold when one-man police force Hamish Macbeth discovers the local dentist dead of nicotine poisoning, despite the fact that he was a non-smoker. By the author of Death of a Macho Man.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780892966431
0892966432
Branch Call Number: M BEATON
M BEATON
Characteristics: 200 p

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maipenrai
Aug 19, 2016

AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE THRU MNLink. 13TH IN SERIES

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tracy_43
Aug 21, 2015

ah contrare, the series is so well written one may be disposed absolutely to overlook it. Because the setting is realistic, one learns a lot about the culture, customs and dialect spoken in this part of the world. The characterisation is solid but the themes grow tedious as they are so fantastical in nature.

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Preeceville56
Oct 08, 2014

Good series but I can do without the Hamish and Priscilla saga.

tomato Jul 15, 2012

Quite good, unlike the newest in the series.

JGoodey Sep 05, 2011

This is a poorly written book with a skimpy plot that displays Scottish highlanders in a very poor light. Main positive about the book is that it is a quick read.

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