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Beaton, a Scot herself, excels at giving readers a taste of Highland life and creating a believable character in the lonely, brilliant, continually frustrated-in-love Macbeth. Booklist An enchanting series...M.C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery. New York Times Book Review Recommended for all mystery collections. Library Journal Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive Houston Chronicle --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
M.C Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswolds village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A comfy chair and a carafe of coffee should be just the thing for this book.. A large snoring dog might be in orderPublished 8 months ago by Craig D Taylor
If you enjoy following the exploits of Hamish, you will enjoy this read. Outwitting his superiors and the reader at times, Hamish lives up to his reputation. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sharon Johnson
This is the first book in the Constable Hamish Macbeth Series. The story takes place in Scotland and revolves around the people who are attending the Lochdubh School of Casting:... Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Karen Potts
I have read all of the Agatha Raisin series, and I am a great fan of M.C. Beaton's style of cozy, but this is the first Hamish Macbeth book I've read. Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Shirley Schwartz
This is the first in the Hamish MacBeth series, so it lacks some of the polish of the subsequent books. Read morePublished on June 10 2003
I love the Agatha Raisin series that M.C. Beaton also writes, but she dropped the ball on Hamish here. I expected a likeable, if flawed, main character. Read morePublished on April 10 2003 by Miss Ivonne
Since I began reading these Hamish Macbeth mysteries out of order, it's given me a bit of perspective. Read morePublished on March 17 2003 by MLPlayfair
I am always in favor of a light hearted mystery, but I was very disappointed in this book. While the descriptive language in this book is positively delicious, I found the... Read morePublished on April 1 2002