Death of a Gossip & Death of a Cad

I was early for my dentist appointment several years back and went to the local newsagents.

I bought Agatha Raisin & the Haunted House to read whilst waiting.

I read on at home and then threw the book across the floor in a tantrum at the bad writing. My bad :o(

I now have every Agatha Raisin book and every Hamish Macbeth written.

Death of a Gossip is brilliant.

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers – or should that be fins? – of those around her.Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane’s shrill voice permanently – until her strangled body is fished out of the river.Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler’s life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren’t willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.

Lady Jane is a fancy pants fat woman who collects shit on other people and uses it against them.

The Cad is done in by ……something to do with shotguns and the number on the rounds used in shotguns.

No. 6 or No 7 ?

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