Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Death of a Kingfisher

by M. C. Beaton

Part of the Hamish Macbeth Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month

LoveReading View on Death of a Kingfisher

These highly readable whodunits, featuring the no nonsense PC Hamish Macbeth, are full of finely drawn characters, black comedy and a sprinkling of romance that have turned them into a bit of a cult. In Death of a Kingfisher arguments over a local tourist site turn lethal and Hamish thinks he has found love. If you enjoy this there are now nearly 30 in the series!

Death of a Kingfisher Synopsis

PC Hamish Macbeth can't help but admire the resourcefulness of the Highlanders during the Recession - in tough times they have to lure tourists to their sleepy towns and the quaint village of Braikie has come up with a novel solution. It really doesn't have that much to offer apart from a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which the clued-up local tourist board director has rechristened 'The Fairy Glen' and has had brochures printed with a beautiful kingfisher rising from a lake on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive but just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever it is up to Hamish to get involved ...and his investigation quickly turns from mistreatment of birds to murder...

Win Don't You Cry

Win Don't You Cry

Closing date: 11/10/2018

Cass Green's "dynamic, powerfully expressive novel" Don't You Cry was released on the 6th September. To celebrate we are giving away FIVE copies of the latest psychological thriller AND a 'Most Stressful Night of Your Life package' of luxury Hot Chocolate and a MINI Bottle of Whiskey.  She saved your life. Now she'll make you pay - One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. The competition closes on the 11th October 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th October 2018. To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter and you must be 18 or over to enter this competition. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. By entering this competition you are agreeing to the conditions mentioned above and to adhere to the LoveReading Terms and Conditions. 

Enter Now

Death of a Kingfisher Press Reviews

'Once again M C Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages.' Publishers Weekly

 

'It's always a pleasure to return to Loch Dubh.' New York Times Book Review

 

'Breezy fun.' Publishers Weekly

 

'Explosive and engaging.' Booklist

If you loved this, you might like these...

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
The Child Garden
Come, Tell Me How You Live Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781472103024
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472103024
Publication date: 7th February 2013
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the renowned bestselling author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She has written many detective and romance novels alongside having an illustrious career on Fleet Street. Already a household name and, according to Anne Robinson, a ‘national treasure’, she is ranked among John Grisham and Maeve Binchy as a heavyweight of the publishing world. She divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

More About M. C. Beaton

More Books By M. C. Beaton

Cover for Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt by M. C. Beaton
Cover for Death of a Liar by M. C. Beaton
Cover for Death of a Liar by M. C. Beaton
View All Books By M. C. Beaton

Share this book