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"Splendid fun." The New York Times Book Review

A Hamish Macbeth mystery.

Wealthy Maggie Baird is neither nice nor kind nor generous. Once she was beautiful, but now, although middle-aged, she retains the appetites of a beautiful woman. When Maggie's car catches fire with her inside it, suspicion focuses on the five houseguests staying at Maggie's luxurious Highlands cottage: her timid niece and four former lovers, once of whom Maggie had intended to pick for a husband. All five are impecunious. All five had ample opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car. So finding who did it requires all Police Constable Hamish Macbeth's extraordinary common sense and insight into human nature. And lazy lout though he may be, Hamish lets no grass grow under his feet when it comes to solving a murder. Especially when he may be the next target.

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sharrona, October 5, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
Reading the Hamish Macbeth books is like eating potato chips -- I always want "just one more." At the moment I am assembling the whole series and reading them in order.

The mystery plots are OK; it's the characters, their relationships, and the community that shine in this series. The occasional bit of humor surprises and delights. And Beaton's beautiful descriptions of the scenery -- mountains, lake, sea, hills, tarns, changing weather -- make the environment yet one more enjoyable "character."

I had only one gripe with this book. Person A cannot write Person B's will. So when Person A left everything to Person B, with the qualifier that when Person B died it was to be distributed in a particular way, that did not make sense to me. The plot depended on that detail, though, and thus lacked credibility. But as I said, the plots aren't the reason I'm enjoying this series so much.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804107686
Author:
Beaton, M. C.
Publisher:
Fawcett Books
Author:
Beaton, M. C.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Macbeth, hamish (fictitious character)
Subject:
Scotland Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
Series Volume:
no. FDA 92-2234S
Publication Date:
19910931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.89x4.22x.47 in. .17 lbs.

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