Death of A Scriptwriter

Death of A Scriptwriter

eBook - 2001
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Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Scottish Highlands. She hasn't written a word in years and her books are out of print. Now a television production company is about to film her last detective story, The Case of the Rising Tide, featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vare. Even better, a London publisher is bringing the book back to print. Even though the class-conscious Miss Martyn-Broyd doesn't care to mix with the locals, she can't help but share her excitement with the local policeman, Hamish Macbeth. Imagine her horror when she discovers that Lady Harriet Vare is portrayed as a pot-smoking hippie, that the screenwriter is known for his violent and scurrilous scripts, and that Lady Harriet is played by the scene-stealing trollop Penelope Gates. But a contract is a contract, Ms. Martyn-Broyd learns quickly. When she is accused of murdering the scriptwriter and leading lady, she turns to her one friend in Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth, to help her.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780446960465


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Dec 15, 2016

(Book 14 in the Hamish Macbeth series)

Oct 09, 2014

Did not enjoy this story - TV crew people are awful. The ladies in the town of Drim are nasty to each other. The author is a snob. Hamish did not appear that much in this story which was a disappointment. Read 14 of the Macbeth series and enjoyed all of them but not this one.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 29, 2009

Policeman Hamish MacBeth watches with disdain as a television crew descends into his neighbourhood to film a local author's out-of-print mysteries. Before too long, the scriptwriter, the film's leading actress and the actress' husband are all dead and it is up to Hamish to find the culprit.

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