Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth Series #24)

Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth Series #24)

by M. C. Beaton

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin television series...


Returning from a vacation, Constable Hamish Macbeth senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over his Scottish village of Lochdubh. Newcomer Catriona Beldame has cast a bewitching spell over the town, causing the local men to visit her cottage at all hours of the night and infuriating the women. Hamish suspects that she is a great danger to the town. Before he can prove that Catriona is truly wicked, she is brutally murdered-and Hamish becomes the prime suspect in the case. The constable will call upon the assistance of a pretty female forensic expert as he attempts to clear his name . . . and perhaps even find some romance. But when more violence breaks out, loyal Hamish must use all his detective skills to restore peace to his beloved village.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446615495
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Hamish Macbeth Series , #24
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 171,113
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(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 MCBeaton.com.

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Death of a Witch 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
emmi331 More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this series about murder and mayhem in the Scottish Highlands for years, and I always look forward to the newest one. It's comforting to return to all the familiar characters and settings - not to mention the apparent propensity for murder in and around Lochdubh, the village where Constable Hamish Macbeth resides. This time Hamish is hot on the trail of someone who has murdered several women, including a "witch" who'd created quite a stir in the area. And once again the red-haired sleuth is fending off both promotion (which would require him to leave Lochdubh) and the wiles of several ladies determined to end his bachelorhood.
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Hamish Macbeth comes back from vacation to find that there is a "witch" in town. The men flock to her. What is the witch doing to attract the men? Then, she and another woman are murdered. Are the murders connected? This is the first M.C. Beaton book I have read. It took me a few pages to get connect to Hamish. The characters are full of quirks, and the dialogue is in Highland Brogue. I have to admit that the author made me long to go to Scotland to the point that I googled the country. My overall description of this book is that it is a one-of-a-kind mystery. It is a fast read. It does not get bogged down in the details like so many other mysteries do. If you want a light mystery, this is a great book for you.
stephaniechase on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable as always... Hamish began out a little bit of a bumbler, and he's grown into quite the clever fellow.
RPerritt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. This is the first book That I have read by this author. Hamish almost got himself in a big mess with all of those women who wanted him. There was really a surprise ending . I would have guessed that someone else was the murderer, but I am not going to give it away because someone might read this before they read the book. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like cozy mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. Interesting characters and very well written. Will check out more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful again
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M. C. Beaton always puts out a good read. I love the way the small backwoods policeman can always outthink the superiors and solve the case. The superiors always get the credit for solving the case when they know that Hamish Mcbeth and his animals have figured it out.
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doggiegma More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by this author for me. I loved it It is a wonderful cozy mystery.
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