Death of A Dentist

Death of A Dentist

Large Print - 2008
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The small Highlands village of Lochdubh did not boast a dentist and anyone with a toothache had to travel to Mr. Frederick Gilchrist's dental surgery in the town of Braikie, some 20 miles away. Gilchrist was inexpensive and the average highlander still preferred to save money and have the offending tooth pulled rather than saved. Hamish Macbeth sided with the more modern, painless procedures practiced by dentists in Inverness. But one day, he awoke with a blinding toothache and decided to try Gilchrist. When he got there, he found the dentist lying dead on the floor of his surgery. He discovered that Gilchrist, a nonsmoker, had died of nicotine poisoning, a clear case of murder. He wasn't surprised to find that there were suspects galore. The dentist had many unhappy patients, a number of women he had harrassed, an impatient landlord, and a bitter and angry wife. Once again, Hamish must solve a murder before he can extract himself from a muddle he's stumbled into by accident.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008, c1997.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410403131
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT M BEATON M
Characteristics: large print
303 pages (large print ) ; 23 cm.


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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.

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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