Search Results: "M.C. Beaton"


BOOK REVIEW

AS THE PIG TURNS by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"But she and the cleverly drawn satellites who surround her provide good value for the faithful."
Who but Agatha Raisin could spot such an unusual method of disposing of a body? Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DREAMER by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2006

"Fans of Hamish (Death of an Outsider, 2004, etc.) will love this combination of mystery and romantic escapades."
The arrival of two artists in the peaceful Scottish Highland village of Lochdubh leads to a picture-perfect murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A BORE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2005

"Quirky but well-plotted: Hamish's 20th offers humor, intrigue, and local color galore."
Egotistical TV personalities, an obnoxious boss, and a tidal wave of villagers bent on marrying him off can't stop Constable Hamish Macbeth from finding out who murdered Lochdubh's writer-in-residence. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS CURATE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"Even so, things keep moving fast enough to hold the faithful's interest."
Beaton's grumpy, depressive heroine (Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came, 2002, etc.) has little reason to be cheerful when the curtain comes up this time around. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE LOVE FROM HELL by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"Sheer absurdity, start to finish, and only for those with a high tolerance for Agatha at her silliest."
Her marriage to next-door neighbor James Lacey has nothing to curb Agatha Raisin's proclivity for outlandish adventures in and out of the criminal circuit. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Confused plotting and uninspired characters make for an easy-to-read, easy-to-forget excursion: not quite up to Beaton's usual standard."
In a rare departure from her usual fictional sleuths, Hamish MacBeth and Agatha Raisin, Beaton here introduces Fellworth Dolphin, the painfully shy, insecure, 40-ish son of penny-pinching, recently deceased parents. Read full book review >

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A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1999

"A charmingly illustrated Christmas fable sure to please Hamish's legion of fans and likely to make a few new ones."
Christmas is only a week away in Lubdoch, Scotland, but Constable Hamish MacBeth, the village's sole lawman (Death of an Addict, p. 574, etc.), expects no time off. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WIZARD OF EVESHAM by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 1999

"Perhaps this heroine would benefit from a long, very long vacation."
Agatha Raisin, the author's self-absorbed heroine, gets trouble from all sides this time out (Agatha Raisin and The Wellspring of Death, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE VICIOUS VET by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"Clumsy plotting, a clutch of listless characters, and the singularly charmless Agatha Raisin—in one of Beaton's least attractive outings."
Fifty-ish Agatha Raisin, the author's amateur second-string sleuth (Hamish MacBeth being the pro), has yet to feel comfortably settled in the Cotswold village of Carsely, where neighboring bachelor James Lacey eludes her romantic overtures and life is dull (Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, 1992). Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A SNOB by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1991

"Lively pictures of insular island characters and Jane's sometimes difficult, narcissistic friends, along with Hamish's enduring charm, make the disjointed plotting here secondary—at least for Beaton's devoted fans."
It's Christmastime in Lochdubh village, where Hamish Macbeth continues to serve as the town's only policeman. Read full book review >

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DISHING THE DIRT by M.C. Beaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"As usual, Agatha attracts and forfeits the attentions of a number of eligible bachelors while hunting a clever killer; a basket full of red herrings makes this one of her more interesting cases."
A private detective continues her search for love in all the wrong places. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A VALENTINE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"The Highlands' most famous bachelor has a narrow escape in Beaton's amusing update on the irresistible Hamish and his coterie of friends and ex-loves."
Police officer Hamish MacBeth finds himself in danger, and not just from a cold-blooded killer. Read full book review >