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Hamish in trouble again
on 15 February 2007
Once more Hamish Macbeth's peaceful life as rural policeman in the Scottish Highlands is disturbed by murder. This time it is a disagreeable old cleaning lady, Mrs Gillespie, who is the victim. It's easy for Hamish to discover the motive, but not so easy to decide which of the many suspects is the murderer.
As usual, Hamish is having trouble with his love life, yearning over Priscilla, dithering over marrying Elspeth, and encountering a few other women who complicate matters. Also as usual, he has to grapple with the dangerous possibility that someone will find out how brilliant he is and promote him away from his beloved rural beat.
An exciting mystery with plenty of twists and turns, amusing characters and plenty of humour makes this an enjoyble read as usual. I personally am a little tired of Hamish's dithering over whether or not to get married, and not being able to make up his mind to whom, and I wish he'd make up his mind one way or the other, but that's only a minor quibble. These books are always fun to read.