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4.0 out of 5 stars A good mystery, 18 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth Mystery) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the eleventh in a series of mysteries featuring the detective work of small town, Highland Scottish detective Hamish Macbeth, P.C. In this story, Hamish sets out for a quiet (and cheap) vacation at the North Sea resort town of Skag. However, when he discovers the body of one of his fellow vacationers (a loud-mouthed nag of a husband), Hamish suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation. And so, with his faithful dog Towser in tow, Macbeth sets out to find out who caused the death of a nag.
My wife has been a big Hamish Macbeth fan for years, and she has now brought me into the fold. This was not my favorite Hamish Macbeth novel, in particular I found the ending sadly cynical, but I did enjoy reading it. I liked the setting and the characters, and think that M.C. Beaton is an excellent. So, if you are interested in a story set in modern Scotland, or just a good mystery, then I highly recommend this book to you.
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Initial post: 16 Jul 2014 07:49:00 BDT
jkobi2011 says:
a very unfair review.It is silly to suggest that a reader should go back to the first book because in the first book the writer
has not got all the character lines of the hero fully worked out.
This is a good short book . All the leading characters are depicted sufficiently well and the author has done a good job in
demonstrating that to the male detective the female gets in the way when doing a job or so the male imagines. Of course
when the female is the detective and the males are assistants ir is vice versa.
The author has not drawn any really bad characters and Macbeth likes his fellow guests at the boarding house and as in
much of crime fiction the author has had to pick out a murderer and a motive and though readers may have become fond of
the character the writer has to finish the story.i have not read other Macbeth stories so i cant see the point in
reading then first one as if it would somehow explain the motive for the crime.
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