Death of a Cad

Death of a CadWhen Priscilla Halburton Smythe Brings Her London Playwright Fianc Home To Lochdubh, Everybody In Town Is Delighted Except For Love Smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth Yet His Affairs Of The Heart Will Have To Wait Vile, Boorish Captain Bartlett, One Of The Guests At Priscilla S Engagement Party, Has Just Been Found Murdered Shot While On A Grouse Hunt Now With Many Titled Party Guests As The Prime Suspects, Each With A Reason For Snuffing Out The Despicable Captain, Hamish Must Smooth Ruffled Feathers As He Investigates The Case When The Hidden Culprit Strikes Again, Hamish Will Find Himself Trying To Save Priscilla From A Miserable Marriage And Catch A Killer Before He Flies The Coop. BLURBMurder Most Fowl When Priscilla Halburton Smythe brings her London playwright fiance home to Lochdubh, everybody in town is delightedexcept for love smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth Yet his affairs of the heart will have to wait Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla s engagement party, has just been found murdered shot while on a grouse hunt Now with many titled party guests as the prime suspects, each with a reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case When the hidden culprit strikes again, Hamish will find himself trying to save Priscilla from a miserable marriage and catch a killer before he flies the coop.COMMENTSI ventured off to Youtube to find informtion on the author and discovered a 3 part series eac
Okay, so that was a little better than the first book Good enough for me to continue on with the series Perhaps.Small town constable, Hamish Macbeth solves another murder before the big boys at the bureau can suss it out That seems to be an ongoing theme seemingly slow witted and ambition free local bobby outdoes the top brass A little bit unbelievableexcept that I ve worked under some really thick fuckers in my day, so yeah, I can suspend disbelief on this one for a bit longer The characterization is still ham fisted though Lots of upperclass twits in Death of a Cad, which revolves around a successful playwright and the murder of an annoying twat by one of the toffs staying at the local castle There s just too many stereotypes prancing about saying ridiculous things for this to be taken seriously And it s also not
A pleasant cozy mystery that made for an ideal lazy Sunday reading I didn t quite enjoy this Mcbeth mystery as much as the first, but it s short page count helps to keep the reader engrossed and can easily be read in a day.The mystery itself is fun, as the vile Captain Bartlett is killed o
These books are really quick, good, easy reads that are perfect for a lazy afternoon.I loved the setting, first of all i find some books set on the British Isles hard to follow, but this was quite easy
Death of a Cad is the second book in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series Macbeth is the village constable in Lochdubh, Scotland He s got a bit of a thing for the daughter of a local wealthy resident, Priscilla Halburton Smythe Imagine his disappointment when she brings home a fiance, a playwright from London with all the personality of a dead fish Upper Class Twit basically Priscilla s parents are glad to see their daughter not making goo goo eyes at the local constable and settling down to a marriage within her own class, so they throw a party for Henry Withering The upper crusties gather to meet the fiance One of the guests, Captain Bartlett.a total womanizing cad.ends up dead At first it appears to be an accident..but then it becomes apparent that someone shuffled Bartlett off the mortal coil with extreme prejudice Murder So..which upper crustie is a killer I love the Hamish Macbeth series mostly because Hamish reminds me of the Scottish version of Columbo Everyone thinks he is a bumbling, lazy, stupid village bobby..but he is actually very observant and skilled at his job While everyone else is observing social lines and graces, he s out looking for clues For Hamish it s important to find out who killed Captain Bartlett than to suck up to the local wealthy residents of Lochdubh I was s
Three stars for the whodunit which I did not come to right conclusion as to who dunnit and 1 whole star for wonderful Hamish Macbeth swoon I love the setting of Lochdubh too I m not sure what book is the first of this series, but this is the first one I read Look, I am addicted I have taken to calling people ye auld pillock rather than the usual names I call them Hamish is kind of a mess, but I love him I think I ve read about 20 in the past month. Found the second book enjoyable than the first.Hamish Macbeth uses his charmto interview the suspectsand solve the crime.Narrator Davina Porteris one of my favorites.Clean except for somemild Foul Language. In Death of a Cad, Hamish Macbeth s life takes a turn for the unpleasant Hamish has long been smitten with Priscilla Halburton Smythe but due to the disapproval of her parents, has never been able to express or act on that It s part of what created some of the romantic tension for Hamish in Death of a Gossip Unfortunately for Hamish, Priscilla comes back to town with a fiance in tow Some of the local notables are invited up to the Halburton Smythe estate for the engagement party but when one of the guests, Captain Bartlett a notorious cad and all around boor , is found dead after a grouse hunt, Hamish gets drawn into the investigation Together with his nemesis Inspector Blair, the Scottish policmen must find the killer at the party before he strikes again This story is much focused on the impossible interest between Hamish and Priscilla that was present but less so in Death of a Gossip The murder brings to life all of the parental ambitions that are pressuring Priscilla and Hamish must solve the murder while dealing with his own feelings about the engagement Hamish s interaction with the local nobility are amusing, particularly since he can t cross certai
More a 3.5My first outing with both Highland bobby Hamish Macbeth and Glaswegian author Marion Chesney under the pseudonym M.C Beaton, Death of a Cad, is a wonderfully readable, intelligent and enjoyable murder mystery Hamish Macbeth is an endearing character if th

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  • Paperback
  • 259 pages
  • Death of a Cad
  • M.C. Beaton
  • English
  • 09 April 2017
  • 9781472105219