Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth Series #1)

Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth Series #1)

by M. C. Beaton
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Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
M.C. Beaton has me hooked on Hamish MacBeth and the beautiful descriptions of the Scottish highlands. This is a great and fun read with memorable pieces of writing that linger in a pleasant and endearing way.
MrsC212 More than 1 year ago
This unassuming "bobby" will endear himself to you. I'm on my 4th in the series. Reason for the 4 stars...wish each story was a little longer. A must read if you like "visiting" areas of the world filled with characters you won't soon forget.
DeeZeeCA More than 1 year ago
An interesting opening to fun series of books. Fine pre-slumber reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book a lot of going on and really question who did it. Very good read and lots of excitement. Couldn't put it down near the end. I am looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful cozy series! Love that the first in the series is being offered as a spotlight special. If you are a fan of the Mrs. Jeffries series, or James Herriot - you will enjoy these well-written mysteries. Excellent character and village descriptions full of likeable people. I have read several & highly recommend. Wonderfully entertaining story telling. Gloriously free of swearing, sex and violence. Truly great books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample brought me in and the rest of the book was enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first in the detective Hamish series . I thought it was d elite full reading . I enjoyed the characters and that it takes place in Scotland . Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just reread this book after a long absence. I enjoyed as much as the first time! I have also enjoyed many of the other Hamish Macbeth mysteries, as well as other books by M. C. Beaton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters. An old plot in a beautiful, quiet part of Scotland.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: M. C. Beaton Published By: Grand Central Publishing Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review: "Death of Gossip" by M. C. Beaton was a excellent fast pace mystery read. This is a first Hamish Macbeth novel in a series for this author. "Death of Gossip" was of a famous gossip columnist (Lady Jane Winters) who was a 'pompous, bulling gossip columist' has been murdered at a fishing school and it seems that no one is willing to talk but it looks like it is up to the local constable Hamish Macbeth will be the only one that will be able to get to the bottom of this and unveil the murderer. This gossip columnist was from a big London newspaper gathers information on the potential scandalous behaviour of other guests and manages to make everyone of them wish her dead. And now she was dead....Who had done this? How will this all go down...now, this is where I say you must pick up the good read "Death of Gossip" to find out. I found this read very interesting, funny..... and will definitely will keep you guessing to who, what, how and why of it all. This author will send you on a ride from Scotland, England and New York. "Death of Gossip" was a good murder mystery that was a fast read and yes, I would recommend this novel as a good read.
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Delphimo More than 1 year ago
A cozy mystery set in the Highlands of Scotland, what a treat. M C Beaton introduces her red haired, lazy local policeman, Hamish MacBeth. A husband and wife team operate a fishing school in the Highlands, but this year the catch proves hard to swallow as one of the guests is murdered. I adore Hamish and his easy going approach to life. Each of the guests hides a secret, but one of the guests uncovers everyone secret. Interwoven in the murder mystery, M C Beaton throws lessons in fly fishing. The characters present the gamut of the social scale with the rich, unmarried lady, the poor, working woman, the social climbing American couple, the young boy needing a father, and the undistinguished major. Even Hamish presents quirks such as his love for Priscilla, the unattainable flower.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
A cozy mystery set in the Highlands of Scotland, what a treat. M C Beaton introduces her red haired, lazy local policeman, Hamish MacBeth. A husband and wife team operate a fishing school in the Highlands, but this year the catch proves hard to swallow as one of the guests is murdered. I adore Hamish and his easy going approach to life. Each of the guests hides a secret, but one of the guests uncovers everyone secret. Interwoven in the murder mystery, M C Beaton throws lessons in fly fishing. The characters present the gamut of the social scale with the rich, unmarried lady, the poor, working woman, the social climbing American couple, the young boy needing a father, and the undistinguished major. Even Hamish presents quirks such as his love for Priscilla, the unattainable flower.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Hamish novel and to my delight I have discovered a new series to enjoy. It is an easy read with wonderful characters and just a wee taste of highland humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hamish gets himself in trouble, just being a big oaf, yet he solves the crime. Love him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters were interesting. Some I hated and I was glad to see their demise. Never could figure out who did it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read several in the series and enjoyed most quite a bit. I decided to start at the beginning and read them chronologically. If I'd read this book first, I never would have read another. It 's full of profanity and foul language - and I mean full. Even if there were no foul language, this would be difficult to recommend because it's so repetitious - the same characters saying the same thing over and over. It's not much of a challenge, either: I never try to gues "whodunit" but the killer seemed obvious to me and the only reason I read the book to the end was to see if I was right - and I was. Lastly, Hamish's explanation for figuring out the killer is - hmm, what's a word for laughable without being funny?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by this author I've read . Depicts the Scottish country and people very well. I want to read more in this series. Fun read.
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Could not even bear to struggle to the end.
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His lost lovee theme is getting to be a drag frankly he seems to have no real feel for any romance e g doesnt really like anyone its all observation and no empthy better to drop it and keep with the love of the land might drop him temp to the outer islands