Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth Series #11)

Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth Series #11)

by M. C. Beaton
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Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth Series #11) by M. C. Beaton

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...
DEATH OF A NAG: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is more dour than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halbourton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead, he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does. Soon Macbeth is called upon to act — to dig into the past and deep into the heart to deliver something more daunting than merely the culprit: Justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455572304
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Hamish Macbeth Series , #11
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 185,057
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries. The BBC has aired 24 episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, which will air as an eight-episode dramatic series on Sky1, starring Ashley Jensen. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. For more information, you can visit

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Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth Series #11) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love cozy mysteries and this is one of the best series I've tried. This is the 1st in the series I've read as some of the earlier ones aren't available as Nook Books and totally enjoyed it. Hamish MacBeth is a unique, interesting detective. I really enjoy the Highlands locale and local "characters." The books are a bit short, but well-written and there's plenty of character development and detecting packed in.
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Bower More than 1 year ago
Ms. Beaton writes with such easy charm, you want to visit the beautiful little village of Lochdubh again and again. I have done just that, starting with book one of the series, and after finishing the 18th book can honestly say, it is one of my favorite series of books. Hamish Macbeth manages to do what the big wigs in the bigger nearby town cannot, solve crimes, mainly murders. He digs into the personality of the persons involved, and some not yet suspect, and always comes up with a winner...ah...killer. I intend to read all of the series and can with no hesitation suggest this series for you.
DeeZeeCA More than 1 year ago
This is a great night-time story. Am reading the series.
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In ¿Death of a Nag,¿ M.C. Beaton returns with her eleventh Hamish Macbeth mystery, and he is continuing to keep Lochdubh safe and sound. And the Scottish Highlands couldn¿t be in better hands! Aside from his on-again, off-again romance with Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Macbeth takes his responsibilities quite seriously (there are those in the village who think of him as lazy, no-good, and quite irresponsible for ¿letting¿ Priscilla go!). In this episode, Macbeth has taken off a few days to ¿recharge his batteries,¿ but, alas, the charming seaside resort (Friendly House) is teeming with the usual Beaton characters. Macbeth finds the company tiresome, the food inedible, and, sure enough, a body: that of one of the guests, a terrific nag. And who better is the suspect that the victim¿s wife, whom he publically ridiculed (and nagged!). Beaton makes sure that all of the characters are suspects (a ¿regular¿ ingredient of Beaton¿s works!), but only Macbeth is able to sort out the culprit. Charming, easy-to-read, and worthwhile.