Death of a Bore (Hamish Macbeth, Book 20)

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Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status' Anne Robinson, The Times 'The books are a delight: clever, intricate, sardonic and amazingly true to the real Highlands' Kerry Greenwood 'It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh' New York Times.

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Read more Read less. Review Once again M C Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. December 19, - Published on Amazon.

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Verified Purchase. This is the twenty first book in a series of cozy mysteries featuring lovable Highlander, Hamish Macbeth, in charge of law and order in the village of Lochdubh and its environs in the north of Scotland. As always, the book is laced with sly humor throughout that is engaging, and the dialogue creates a feeling of authenticity of place, making the book highly enjoyable.

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One does not read these books for their literary value. One reads them purely for the fun of it. This time, a well-known writer moves to the Highlands and decides to teach a writing course.

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Death of a Bore book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series DEATH OF. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. A Macbeth utterly lacking in ambition and a tiny village in the Death of a Bore (Hamish Macbeth Book 20) by [Beaton, M.C.].

Unfortunately, this bitter, nasty, self-important man decides that his time would be best spent treating his students like the village idiots. So, when he turns up deader than a doornail, in a manner befitting his occupation, no one is shedding any tears. It is then left to Hamish to discover just who is the murderer amongst them.

Due to the notoriety of the murder and the celebrity of the deceased, the media descends upon the village like a plague of locusts. Along with these unwelcome outsiders, his new boss, Detective Chief Inspector Heather Meikle, also pays the Highlands a visit, discovering that Hamish is just what the doctor ordered. Then things get even more complicated when his old girlfriend and news reporter, Elspeth Grant, returns to Lochdubh.

As with all cozy mysteries, it is not so much the mystery that is of import but the characters that revolve around the mystery, and the characters are certainly quirky and entertaining, adding to the charm of the series. With the oddly endearing Hamish Macbeth, the author has created a character that is a winner.

I love this series of cozy mysteries! June 4, - Published on Amazon. As usual, this is an excellent book in an excellent series. Many colorful characters, same old Hamish ever endearing.

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The only fault I find is in the reason for the murder. I doubt if anybody would murder an author in order to keep him from finding out that you are not using his script as written. Of course there is always the artistic temperament I guess.

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And, as we all know, the first murder is the easiest then others follow. Still, a very interesting book. January 28, - Published on Amazon. The Hamish Macbeth series delivers mysteries reminiscent of the classical style of Agatha Christie.

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The village of Lochdubh is filled with picturesque scenery and quaint characters. Hamish, himself, displays a good natured charm and keen intelligence. If you're looking for a solid, traditional mystery, you've found it. March 4, - Published on Amazon. I wholeheartedly agree with a fellow reviewer: It is hard to believe this is the 20th book in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series.

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