Customer Reviews for

Death of a Maid (Hamish Macbeth Series #22)

Average Rating 4.5
( 15 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 18 of 15 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Fun read!

    This series is great for those of us who like a little crime/mystery without the graphic details. It's always fun to read about Hammish is up to!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    Reluctant Scottish policeman triumphs over smaarmy superiors

    Hamish Macbeth is a wonderful character!! He is a very canny police detective who is constantly belittled and bedeviled by superior officers who are much less intelligent than he. It is very gratifying to see him triumph over them and go back to his loyal animal companions and the peace of his little police station in his "quiet" little village.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2007

    Mayhem in the Highlands

    When village constable Hamish Macbeth wins the maid services of grouchy Mrs. Gillispie in a church raffle, murder isn't far behind. It turns out Mrs. Gillespie has another 'career' - as a blackmailer, which leads to her untimely demise. No one misses her much, but Hamish is hard on the job anyway. As always, he manages to solve the crime, outwit his archnemesis Chief Inspector Blair, avoid unwanted promotion, and extricate himself from any threat of marriage. As always, great fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    As usual, Beaton does it again!

    Hamish is at it once more in the Highlands of Scotland. As he tries to solve another crime, his past loves keep popping up in his life, making for an entertaining and fun mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Highland Drama and Murder

    Another enjoyable Hamish MacBeth story. These are some of my favorite books. I would reccomend this series to someone who likes shows like Murder, She Wrote.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    Now I'm hooked!

    The main character of this novel is a small town Scottish cop. He is very entertaining and funny. The characters are well-developed and the writing is excellent--very descriptive. I enjoyed it so much, I purchased the entire Hamish Bacbeth series, so I could start from the beginning and watch Macbeth and the characters develop over time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    I Always enjoy reading about Hamish Macbeth

    This is a good book, character-wise, situation-wise and location-wise.

    These stories about Scotland are always intriguing and filled with suspense.

    If you enjoyed other books about this detective-policeman, you will enjoy this book as well.

    Read it and pass it on to other mystery readers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 26, 2014

    get your mystery on

    i got this whole series for my mom and she loves it. i put them on her nook and she reads them every nigh

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 4, 2009

    Good rainy day read

    Typical Hamish solves the mystery. Good rainy day read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent Scottish police procedural

    In Lochdubh, Scotland, local Constable Hamish Macbeth literally trips over the corpse of the town gossip, housecleaner Mrs. Mavis Gillespie. Macbeth does not need a medical examiner or coroner to know murder occurred as the severely bruised victim was beaten to death with the weapon also obvious, her battered pail. --- Macbeth begins his official investigation by questioning the deceased¿s clients. Every one of Mrs. Gillespie¿s customers insisted she was a fantastic cleaning woman, but Hamish notices each says this with disdain. He also wonders why if Mrs. Gillespie was so good at her job, all the homes she cleaned seemed filled with layers of dust as if no dust rag, broom, vacuum or mop ever was used. This inconstancy leads Macbeth to dig even further into the lifestyle of Mrs. Gillespie who lived way beyond the means of a housecleaner or even a constable should. As Hamish starts to understand how she earned her income and that the motive was killing a blackmailer, his police department peers want his investigation stopped making him wonder if some of them were victims of the late extortionist, Mrs. Gillespie. --- Though Macbeth has starred in over twenty Scottish police procedurals, his latest DEATH OF A MAID is a fabulous fresh investigative tale. The story line follows his inquiries as he struggles with too many suspects once he realizes the victim was a blackmailer and also struggles in his personal life too. M.C. Beaton is terrific as always as she provides her fans with an entertaining whodunit. --- Harriet Klausner

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 18 of 15 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1