Death of An Outsider

Death of An Outsider

Paperback - 2005
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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series... DEATH OF AN OUTSIDER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotlandis sleeping with the fishes, or-more accurately-dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off toBritain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft. Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again . . .
Publisher: New York : Hachette Book, 2005, c1988.
ISBN: 9780446614726
0446614726
Characteristics: 194 pages ;,18 cm.

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there is no fear, because she never shows the murder being committed. these are cozies, the opposite of 'the mean streets' of Chandler, and lacking the suspense of the 'who dunnit's. she paints a nice picture of this particular corner of Scotland. after having read 8 or so of these, i did not like Hamish as much as before. She also might have done better with the romance subplots. but, overall, i have to say it is a charming series, with bits of insight available into human character, especially, as i remember, in DEATH OF A GOSSIP.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 24, 2018

One of the best things about the Hamish series is that only the deserving die. It is naughty of the reader to secretly rejoice when the victim is found just as he or she should be. It is also fun, and naughty, to snicker at Hamish's "superior officers" getting caught out for pretending they solved the crime after Hamish had been sent away. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! READ IN ORDER

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Preeceville56
Sep 29, 2014

I enjoy reading a book that makes me laugh out loud. Great series.

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