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Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth Series #10)
     

Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth Series #10)

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by M. C. Beaton, To Be Announced To Be Announced (Read by)
 

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With this tenth book in a series that fans of British mysteries have come to relish more than fish ’n’ chips and a pint at the pub,
M. C. Beaton returns with another baffling case for Hamish Macbeth, the stubborn, red-haired, one-man police department of the Scottish village of
Lochdubh. It has all the local color, wry humor, and splendid

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With this tenth book in a series that fans of British mysteries have come to relish more than fish ’n’ chips and a pint at the pub,
M. C. Beaton returns with another baffling case for Hamish Macbeth, the stubborn, red-haired, one-man police department of the Scottish village of
Lochdubh. It has all the local color, wry humor, and splendid characterizations readers adore.

All Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wants to do is fish and drink coffee with his fiancée. But when a mysterious stranger moves into the neighboring village—a rich, unmarried heartbreaker—a rivalry erupts among the local women, and the men of the village start a slow burn. It is amusing until death threats, assault, and murder shatter the tranquil countryside. Now Hamish must investigate the darker side of love and desire.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of the warmest and quirkiest mystery series around boasts a new publisher and a welcome burst of fresh energy. Making his 10th appearance (following Death of a Travelling Man ) is lanky, tousle-haired Scottish Highland copper Hamish Macbeth, in the company here of his lazy dog Towser, his higher-born fiancee Priscilla and the quixotic inhabitants of the village of Lochdubh. Hamish, known for his slovenly lifestyle and crafty detecting, meets handsome newcomer, Peter Hynd, whose suave looks send the village womenfolk running to the hairdresser and aerobics classes. Soon they are at each other's throats and queueing up for a place in his bed. The Lothario goes missing and soon the body of one of his conquests is found on the beach, leaving Hamish with two mysteries to solve while his domestic life deteriorates. Beaton's tremendously likable policeman stars here in a tightly wrought tale, with a gem of an ending in which Hamish manages to be both dead right and dead wrong. Further good news is that the series has been optioned by Zenith Productions, the team responsible for the absorbing TV series starring Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482949797
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Series:
Hamish Macbeth Series , #10
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense, the Edwardian Mystery series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.

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Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth Series #10) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Quilter75 More than 1 year ago
I love Hamish Macbeth, why can not everybody in Lochdubh see that he is perfectly happy staying there? He needs a wife who will be content with his life as it is. Can not wait to see what happens next to this gentle man. Quilter75
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable, as always.
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pageturnerMB More than 1 year ago
I find all M C Beaton books pleasurable. Keeps me guessing until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with all coments......its so awesome
irishla More than 1 year ago
hamish macbeth is at his usual, ungainly detective deducting. the victim is thoroughly unlikable, as well as the murder suspects. one character stands out, the precocious young girl. entertaining reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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