Search Results: "M.C. Beaton"


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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DEATH OF A TRAVELLING MAN by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Unpretentious fun for all."
Sergeant Hamish MacBeth, until now the entire police force in the Scottish village of Lubdoch (Death of a Glutton, etc.), is feeling beleaguered. 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 >

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THERE GOES THE BRIDE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Agatha (A Spoonful of Poison, 2008, etc.) is as overbearing and abrasive as ever. But she does have her good points, as does this meandering tale."
Detective agency owner Agatha Raisin's ongoing obsession with her ex-husband lands her in the soup. 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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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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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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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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SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE DEAD by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Fans of this long-running series (Hiss and Hers, 2012, etc.) will feel right at home and find plenty of mirth and mystery."
Agatha Raisin solves the case of the obliging villager whose kindnesses didn't keep someone from killing her, perhaps for an excellent reason. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LIES AND LIQUOR by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Detection takes a back seat to Agatha's angst over her long-running amatory follies. Here's hoping she's finally dumped the selfish James for good and can get on with her sleuthing."
There'll be no romantic interlude for Agatha Raisin, not even when her ex-husband invites her to join him at a beachfront hotel. Read full book review >