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Death of a Village (Hamish Macbeth Series #18)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    refreshing and enjoyable Hamish Macbeth mystery

    Police constable Hamish Macbeth loves living in the small Scottish Highland village of Lochdubh because he knows and likes most of the residents who in turn trusts him. He¿s regarded as a maverick at headquarters and his superiors would like to get him transferred to a bigger place where his talents could be better utilized. Hamish is very comfortable being a constable and does not want to rise in the ranks. When he cracks an insurance fraud scheme, he becomes a media darling and the brass has every attention of transferring him whether he wants to go or not. He uses a bit of subterfuge to stay in Lochdubh but he soon breaks open another case involving a nursing home killing their patients for profit. Before he can talk to headquarters again, he is knee deep in an investigation in the hamlet of Stoyre where the villagers are acting very peculiar and nobody is willing to talk to him. Hamish is determined to find out what is going on there even if it means endangering his life. This is the eighteenth Hamish Macbeth mystery and it is as refreshing and enjoyable as the previous seventeen books in this long running and delightful series. M.C. Beaton has created a hero it is impossible to dislike, as he is an honest non-ambitious man who is very happy with his place in the universe. If Hamish shows as much brilliance in future books, he is going to be hard pressed to refuse a promotion. Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Highlander Constable Hamish Macbeth Uncovers the Mysteries and Myths of a Terrified Village

    Constable Hamish Macbeth wins the heart of the readers, no matter the story line. This Highlander mystery examples the superstitions and subsequent response of the inhabitants of a neighboring village to weird but somewhat explainable happenings. The book has the obligatory romance references and the continued struggles with his superiors, but the story lines are what the readers of M.C. Beaton expect and love. I found the tale a tad too tall and predictable and not one of my favorite in this series. However, any book by Beaton takes one back to a simpler life, where the pace calms the reader and makes one wish to brave the North Scotland climate to participate, no matter how weird.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2010

    Death of a Macho Man

    Being an avid fan of the Hamish Macbeth series, I expected to enjoy a good read. I did not expect to find myself tensing with suspense at the climax. An exceptional read and thoroughly enjoyable. Yes, if only there were a real place like Lochdugh and a real person like Constable Macbeth, I may not move there but I sure would visit as often as I could. Here's hoping there are many more in this series.

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