A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth Series)

A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth Series)

by M. C. Beaton
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A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth Series) by M. C. Beaton

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Celebrate the Holidays with M. C. Beaton, The Queen of The Cozy Mystery. In the dark, wintry highlands of Lochdubh, Scotland, where the local Calvinist element resists the secular trimmings of Christmas, the spirit of Old St. Nick is about as welcome as a flat tire on a deserted road. Nor is crime taking a holiday, as Constable Hamish Macbeth soon finds himself protecting an unhappy girl, unlocking the secrets of a frightened old woman, and retrieving some stolen holiday goods. Now the lanky lawman must use all his Highland charm and detective skills to make things right. And he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon toll and all of Lochdubh will be forced to face another dreary winter without the comforting embrace of Yuletide cheer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446930673
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2000
Series: Hamish Macbeth Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,604
File size: 2 MB

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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Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth Series #16) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
InSpirit More than 1 year ago
A great introduction to this author's writing. Enjoyed the well described atmospheric Scottish Highland settings. Familiarity with locations mentioned added to my enjoyment and the reality of the story. Definitely could picture the Christmas attitudes resisting celebration due to religious heritage and loved the actions of our protagonist in bringing that feared celebration into so many lives. A fun, quick reading addition to my Christmas shelf ! Looking forward to exploring more by this author...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this short book. Well written and cute for a Christmas story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read all of the Hamish McBeth series, I found this to be not only one of the best, but also one of my favorites. Maybe I was just in the mood for a story filled with the coziness of a highland holiday, maybe having suffered through a long and very hot summer I was ready to be transported to a world of snow and icy winds, quirky characters and a satisfyingly warm hearted ending. Whatever the reason, this one hit the spot for me. Read it very slowly as it is very short and you won't want to skim over a word of this very entertaining tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This may have been my quickest read of the year. (It was only 130 pages after all.) I read it in about two hours all together. I loved this book! I haven't read M.C. Beaton for quite a while, and I'm glad to be reminded how much I enjoy both the Hamish Macbeth series and the Agatha Raisin series. This was one of the coziest cozies I've read, and the theme was, of course, centered around Christmas, which was just what I was in the mood to read! In A Highland Christmas, the constable of the Scottish village Lockdubh, Hamish Macbeth, investigates the disappearance of a cantankerous old woman's cat and the theft of several boxes of Christmas lights and a tree from a neighboring village. I absolutely adored how Hamish brings the cases to a close in his own inimitable style. I won't say any more about the plot, for fear of giving away spoilers, but I will say that reading this is almost guaranteed to fill one with Christmas spirit, and to warm the cockles of the iciest heart. This book would have thawed even Scrooge or the Grinch! My only complaint is that it was such a wonderful, yet short read it left me desperately wanting more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hamish Macbeth is missing his vacationing family this Christmas. The Scottish highlands are dour and so are the people around him. With his usual flair he manages to solve two mysteries and brighten the season for others. Well-written and a just right read for this time of year!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great Christmas story. It's differentn than the usual Christmas story, great fun.
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...And realistic charming characters.
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Made me love hamish all the more-
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This was a introduction Hamish the bobby easy going and well written.
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