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Just when Hamish most needs him – the dentist turns up dead…

In Scotland, where thrift and a ‘nice set of dentures’ are generally admired, dental surgeon Dr Frederick Gilchrist’s cheap rates and penchant for pulling teeth have gained him a clientele. However, wiser Highlanders (like Hamish Macbeth) opt to steer clear of this reputed womanizer’s all-too-busy hands. Only jaw-throbbing agony drives Hamish to Gilchrist’s surgery, but what he finds is the dentist’s dead body – putting several angry husbands in the frame for murder…

Reviews

A gem of a book, a gem of a plot, a gem of a hero.
Booklist
Splendid fun.
New York Times Book Review
The much-love Hamish Macbeth series . . . a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life.
Good Book Guide