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Paperback Death of a Macho Man (Hamish Macbeth) Book

ISBN: 1845299078

ISBN13: 9781845299071

Death of a Macho Man (Hamish Macbeth)

(Book #12 in the Hamish Macbeth Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series... DEATH OF A MACHO MAN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery When Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one...

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How Does MC Beaton manage to keep this series so fresh?

This is the twelfth entry in the Hamish Macbeth series, and it's a winner! Probably my favourite so far. I just don't know how MC Beaton does manage to keep Hamish and his series so fresh and delightful. She is a superb author and characterizes like no one else in the business! In this book Hamish is up against a village bully and braggart, and then the bully turns up dead. All of the police force believe they have their killer (after all he even confessed), but only Hamish doesn't think they've got the right man. He goes out sleuthing on his own, and sets himself up against all the police brass. He is at his best in this book, and for those who haven't had the pleasure of entering Hamish's world, this book wouldn't be a bad place to start. Quite Wonderful!

A great book and a great mystery

This is the twelfth in a series of mysteries featuring the detective work of small town, Highland Scottish detective Hamish Macbeth, P.C. A loudmouthed bruiser of a man has established himself in Lochdubh, but when he starts to bully those smaller than himself (everyone), Hamish decides that it is time to deal with him. But, when the man is found dead (drugged, tied up, and blasted with a shotgun), Hamish sets out to find out who did it and why. And when a second person is murdered, the plot continues to thicken...Being a dyed-in-the-wool Hamish Macbeth fan, I can tell you that this is another great Hamish mystery, just as good as the rest. The story was quite fascinating, and I have always enjoyed M.C. Beaton's (pseudonym of Marion Chesney) Highland setting - the characters are quite fascinating as is the environment of the Highlands themselves. Overall I thought that this was a great book, and a great mystery. If you like mysteries, or are merely interest in the Scottish Highlands, then you must get this book!


Another great one by M. C. Beaton about Hamish MacBeth. I have read several of the MacBeth series and the Agatha Raisin series. They both are good but I think MacBeth is a little better. Agatha has gotten to jump in to many beds in the last couple of books. Hamish is his usual self, lazy but smart in solving murders. He can't stand the "Macho Man" and they are set for a fight, but do they get that far??? Later "Macho" is found dead. Was it Geordie, Annie,Andy, Willie, Archie or Rosie? It really could be someone else. Hamish get shot at!!!!! Goodness.... I liked the ending, keep hoping Hamish and Priscilla end up together, maybe in the last book. Beaton lets me see the village, the people and the countryside in my mind. I always enjoy a new Hamish book. Keep on Keeping on.

Another winner

Number 12 in the series and they just keep getting better. There are sixteen out now, I believe, and they the next four are sitting on the shelf waiting for me to get to them. So many books, so little time but these are worth it. The Scottish highlands, the village of Lochduhb, the villagers, and Hamish striding through them trying to keep the "small" crimes in perspective and dealing with the murders that crop up from time to time. I miss Towser and hope that Hamish finds a new friend soon.I also hope that Priscilla and Hamish work out their difficulties before too long, but then again, that might ruin the series. Oh, well, I'll read and wait and see.Again, please keep them coming.

Double Cozy!

How I do adore Hamish MacBeth! He always cheers me up and keeps me wanting more. Reading one of Beaton's books in this series is like traveling to a quaint but slightly mad Brigadoon. She writes wonderful cozy mysteries and never disappoints. Her novels all follow a certain formula, but they are never dull or mundane. Each new volume feels like a long awaited reunion with a dear friend. And I love those Scottish witticisms she uses to head off each chapter....I'll be reading 'em as long as she's writing 'em.
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