Death of a Prankster (Hamish Macbeth Mystery) Hardcover – 1 Jun 1992
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An enchanting series... M C Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery. (New York Times Book Review )
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. (Anne Robinson The Times ) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The seventh Hamish Macbeth mystery from the bestselling author of Agatha Raisin. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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More than enough for fans of the series to want to read it, as usual, and a passable entertainment which doesn't require too much from the reader.
Hamish Macbeth, without losing any of the previous characters.. I
Ived in the Highlands for over a year and the Hamish Macbeth stories paint just the right picture of the landscape and gentle, laid-back way of life. I would recommend these stories to anyone who has enjoyed some time in the Scottish Highlands.
Police Constable Hamish Macbeth is called and notified of Trent's murder. At first, Hamish is doubtful of the story, having been himself a victim of Andrew Trent's pranks, but Trent's own daughter convinces him otherwise, and Hamish is on his way to discover just who among Trent's nearest and dearest is a murderer.
This is the seventh book in a series of cozy mysteries featuring lovable Highlander, Hamish Macbeth. As always, the book is laced with sly humor, and the dialogue creates a feeling of authenticity of place, but it lacks some of the charm that has been the trademark of this series of cozy mysteries. Still, though not the best book in this series, those who are fans of the oddly endearing Hamish Macbeth will derive some enjoyment from this book.
Great story. Well written. Would recommend.
has lead a charmed life to have survived so long. This was another good read in this gentle crime genre.
As ever, it is Hamish who elevates the book - he rising above some rather tired cliches. It is good to see Priscilla more actively involved, but their relationship has yet to develop as positively as most readers may wish.
The book has some appeal, as indeed they all do - in varying degrees. Dare one suggest, though, that M.C. Beaton at times really seems to be struggling to concoct murders worthy of Hamish's attention? (The DEATH in each title could be a straitjacket.) The constable convinces but the cases tend not to and are unlikely to linger in the memory. On the other hand, readers may long recall with satisfaction how Hamish secured central heating for his police house....
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Loved this Hamish Macbeth story - you can never guess who the culprit is.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The book was in very good condition and came very quickly. It was and excellent read, funny, quirky and kept me on the edge of my seat. I give it 5 stars.Published 3 months ago by Archer City
Not as good as the other books but it will not put me off reading the restPublished 9 months ago by mick held