Death of Yesterday (Hamish Macbeth Series #28) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A dead witness. A forgotten crime. Hamish Macbeth never had it so hard as in this newest Highlands mystery!

When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he's not unduly worried. After all, she's been out drinking and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman.

But when her body is discovered in a ditch, Hamish is ...

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Death of Yesterday (Hamish Macbeth Series #28)

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Overview

A dead witness. A forgotten crime. Hamish Macbeth never had it so hard as in this newest Highlands mystery!

When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he's not unduly worried. After all, she's been out drinking and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman.

But when her body is discovered in a ditch, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - has forgotten...

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Delightful...Cozy fans are in for a treat."—Publishers Weekly

"This red-headed police sergeant living in the small village of Lochdubh, Scotland is such a hoot and a howl that you never want to see this character come to an end...There's never a dull moment in the life of Hamish Macbeth and, thankfully, this author keeps churning out books so Hamish's fans can sit back and enjoy the fun. A+!"—New England News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455517558
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Series: Hamish Macbeth Series , #28
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 22,662
  • File size: 589 KB

Meet the Author

M. C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Disappointing...

    So very sad to say that this is the first M.C. Beaton book I didn't like--and I've read ALL the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin books so far. In fact, in this particular book, Hamish seems to have morphed into Agatha's general state of grumpiness. Finishing the book (I just cannot leave a mystery unsolved!) was a bit like pulling teeth; not at all the pleasant experience I was so expecting, and eager to indulge upon. I found the vast majority of characters tedious and unlikeable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    The book continues a downward slide for this series with much pl

    The book continues a downward slide for this series with much plot and scenario repetition from previous books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    M.C. Beaton is the best!

    I always enjoy reading M.C. Beaton's books. Death of Yesterday is a fast-reader like all of her other books. It's really nice to know all of the main characters so well yet they can still be unpredictable. Yet, I know one thing. Only Hamish MacBeth can solve the murders.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Great read!

    I'm late to this series but really do enjoy the story lines. Hamish MacBeth is a wonderful character who does grow on you and in the end, you really do want him to stay in his village with his animals.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    higly recommended

    I enjoyed this book very much

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Hamish MacBeth

    I always enjoy MC Beaton's Hamish McBeth books and this one was no exception. Poor Hamish can't get a break in his love life, but he always solves the crime!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Mystery solved by a lone a Bobby in a seacoast town in Scotland

    The stories are getting better as the years go by. More developed characters and more of them.it is more fun when you have more to think about unless you like Scooby Doo Mysteries (which zi do too). I liked this story and continue to read the Hamish MacBeth series....you will like it too!

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Contrary to the old adage, familiarity breeds contentment. Afte

    Contrary to the old adage, familiarity breeds contentment. After all, a series that has been around since 1985 must have something going for it. And the Hamish Macbeth novels certainly do: The small-town Scottish police sergeant himself and his uncanny insights and uncommon and unorthodox manner; a cast of characters that repeatedly stays on form; plots that follow a pattern but are different from one another; Macbeth’s eternal hard times from his superiors; his forlorn love life; his pets, a wild cat and a dog; and a lightheartedness that is easy to take and read.

    The latest entry has the death of a woman haunting Macbeth although her arrogance originally annoyed him when she reported a possible date drug rape. This gives the author the chance to subject Macbeth and other police officers to a type of omerta in the small northern Scottish village where the crime took place. So, no witnesses. How to solve the mystery? By plain hard work.

    This is the 29th Hamish Macbeth mystery. It is replete with a flavor of good single-malt scotch, as usual. And just as important, the author describes the bleak economy in northern Scotland, lack of jobs, employees fearful of being fired from the only employer in town, and the general social milieu of small-town snobbishness.

    Recommended.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    Good story

    Hamish does his usual work with surprises along the way. A good weekend read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Fun read!!

    I really enjoy the Hamish McBeth stories, this book was very funny and a quick read.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Once again Hamish is having his women problems. How can any one man have so many women in his life? For Hamish fans this is a most read. Beaton's style of writing never changes.

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    Good fun!

    Typical Macbeth. Cute and funny. Hamish fumbles through another mystery. He also solves the murder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    M C Beaton Never Disappoints

    The Hamish Macbeth series is so good I start with the first book every couple of years and reread the entire series. You should also check out her Agatha Raisin series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    I enjoyed this book featuring Hamish Macbeth. It's a great series and read all the books. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Good Read

    I am a 'big' Hamish fan and thoroughly enjoyed this latest adventure. Always eager for another new story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Good one

    Lots of action in this one . Poor Hamish. His love life continues to be in the pits but he's still my hero.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Stephen Brayton for Readers' Favorite A young sketc

    Reviewed by Stephen Brayton for Readers' Favorite

    A young sketch artist makes a rape charge but doesn't know any details. Hamish Macbeth, policeman in the northern Scottish town of Lochdubh, suggests seeing a local hypnotist. When Hamish goes to pick her up, she is missing. Weeks later, her body is found. The coroner determines that she was pregnant. Suspects abound – a former boyfriend; Freda Crighton, a friend; the brother; the Palfour siblings, suspected of a previous murder; and coworkers at the factory where she was employed. In time, a second body is found. Macbeth's ex-fiance and journalist starts investigating. Besides these deaths, Hamish must deal with other sordid crimes and shenanigans that are his usual fare.

    I have listened to many of Beaton's 'Hamish MacBeth Mysteries' and, once again, the narrator helps to make the book a success. This is in addition to Beaton's exquisite writing. This mystery, as in the others, contains the usual assortment of odd and amusing characters who intrude upon and often frustrate Hamish's days: the Curry sisters, one of whom echoes the other, the restauranteur who mangles certain words, the seer who expects gifts to examine the spirits, Hamish's blustery superior who is confounded by Hamish's ability to always be one step ahead. These and other humorous bits make "Death of Yesterday" such a delight. Beaton has a wonderful way of keeping characters fresh and includes them in just the right amounts. She brings northern Scotland to life and makes me want to visit just to see if perhaps Lochdubh might really exist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Wonderful Scottish adventure. Takes you to the highlands with s

    Wonderful Scottish adventure. Takes you to the highlands with stunning details of the countyside.

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    Posted June 14, 2013

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    Posted March 11, 2013

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