M.C. BEATON - The New York Times Bestselling author
19 February 2012
Death of a Kingfisher on sale this week (US)

Death of a Kingfisher, the 27th Hamish Macbeth mystery, goes on sale this week in the US, published by Grand Central Publishing. It tells the story of how in recession-hit Scotland, the village of Braikie attempts to woo tourists to its "Fairy Glen" with images of a graceful kingfisher - when a kingfisher is found dead and the village's tourist trade threatened, Hamish Macbeth is called in to catch the culprit, only to find that worse crimes lie ahead. It goes on sale in the US on February 22nd. UK readers will have to wait a little bit longer, as Death of a Kingfisher is published by Constable and Robinson on March 15th.

Death of a Kingfisher is also one of the titles being featured by the Mystery Guild in their March 2012 newsletter, with the back cover of the newsletter taken up by the M.C. Beaton titles Death of a Kingfisher, Death of a Chimney Sweep and As the Pig Turns. The Mystery Guild Book Club is a US-based subscription service, which offers its members substantial discounts on the latest hardback detective, crime, and suspense fiction.

Both in the US and in the UK, Death of a Kingfisher can be pre-ordered from most booksellers, ready to ship on the release date.

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