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!
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...
'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
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||7th February 2013|
|Author:||M. C. Beaton|
|Publisher:||Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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