Search Results: "M.C. Beaton"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Apart from the puzzle, Hamish's latest advances the career and love life of the clever, stubborn Scot."
Murder is the byproduct when newcomers to the village of Drim, Scotland, call for the chimney sweep. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 POTTED GARDENER by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1994

"A mildly cozy but totally forgettable excursion—strictly for forgiving fans."
Beaton, author of the Hamish MacBeth stories, offers another anemic adventure for second-string sleuth Agatha Raisin. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A NAG by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 1995

"One of the better outings in this comfy-as-an-old-shoe series."
A broken engagement (has he truly finished with Priscilla Halburton-Smythe?) and a demotion from sergeant to constable have lowered the usually cheerful spirits of Hamish Macbeth, the entire police force of Lochdubh village in Scotland (Death of a Charming Man, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Agatha's 25th (Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, 2013, etc.) is another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong."
Agatha Raisin is on the scene of yet another wacky Cotswold murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A VILLAGE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Beaton (Death of a Celebrity, 2001, etc.) rarely disappoints, and his 19th adventure finds Hamish in top form, with intriguing puzzles to solve, the possibility of a new romance, and ever more inventive ways of avoiding a promotion to higher rank and transfer from his beloved Lochdubh."
Once again, Hamish Macbeth, sole guardian of the law in Scotland's Lochdubh village and environs, is fighting the specter of promotion as he tangles—successfully, he hopes, but not too dramatically—with a series of complex puzzles in his bailiwick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A GHOST by M.C. Beaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Fans of the handsome Highlander will delight in his continuing penchant for the wrong women and his utter lack of ambition despite his superior detecting skills, which this complex case puts on handsome display."
A wily Highland police sergeant solves a case the higher-ups want covered up. Read full book review >