Death of an Outsider

Death of an OutsiderDreary Cnothan S Most Hated Man Is Dumped Into A Tank Filled With Lobsters Then Eaten In Britain S Best Restaurants Exiled There With His Dog Towser, Hamish Macbeth Misses His Beloved Highland Village Lochdubh, Priscilla, And Easy Lazy Days His Superiors Want The Business Hushed Up, A Dark Haired Lass Wants His Body, And A Killer Is Out For Blood On TV Show. Another enjoyable cozy mystery set it the Scottish highlands, a nice breezy read along with a great mystery for Macbeth to solve.Temporary in charge of Cnothan, Hamish Macbeth soon realises that the locals are sceptical about outsiders, especially William Mainwaring who has ruffled a few feathers.Having been written during the late 80 s there was a few mentions of poofter and aids, which see
I have nothing but effusive, gushing and rapturous praise for M.C Beaton Will she keep that form all the way to her latest books Who cares For now I m in heaven Wonderful book Brilliant I ll be lucky if I get a better one to read this year I ve never, ever read about the a acerbic version of equivalent of Lestrade Japp try to imitate the hero of the book and try to grill the suspects till one of them confessed So original Took my breath away And then with perfect timing, Hamish comes in and says All of you can go away Except fo
I am really liking this series this is my third read of the Hamish series and each book surprises me with how much I enjoy the Scottish Highlands setting, the small town cast of characters, and the honorable, down to ea
Death of an Outsider is my second foray into M.C Beaton s series about Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth I had only a small curiosity to begin with but then enjoyed my first read so much I quickly moved to a second.This is a series which, for me, proves what pleasure a series can give when it works Individually the books are enjoyable, but the pleasure of the second was far greater because I had read another Hamish Macbeth is not an overwhelmingly charming or intelligent or clever detective or person He swell, pleasant Sort of And the town is also, well, pleasant And, again, sort of The plot was good but it was the characters I wanted to be with although I m not quite sure why Perhaps because they were not demanding Because they were, in fact, pleasant Sort of.I am rapidly becoming to this series I have bought 3 already look forward to settling in with these real
This was a gentle read to me the likes of sunday night TV ironic really considering that several of the books were the basis of a TV series with Robert Carlisle in it The books already have set their own formula with a good natured but intimately rascal of police officer who only really wants a quite life, secluded stretch of river to go poaching on
In Death of an Outsider, Hamish Macbeth is exiled to chilly Cnothan with only his loyal mutt Towser after his nemesis Inspector Blair yet again takes credit for Macbeth s murder solving skills Cnothan s normal policeman is off on vacation and given the idyllic calm of Lochdubh, Hamish is sent along to keep an eye on Cnothan in the other s absence Unlike Lochdubh, the residents of Cnothan are rude, suspicious individuals who welcome outsiders about as much as cats welcome a particularly yappy dog In this dreary atmosphere, Hamish s temporary stay is interrupted by the murder of the most unpopular resident, an Englishman who had recently moved into the village The circumstances of the murder wouldn t reflect kindly on Cnothan s most established businessman and Hamish s supervisors including the ever lovely Inspector Blair desperately want the crime to be hush
It took a while to actually get to the murder in this book Hamish is banished to another village as holiday cover It s a village that doesn t like outsiders even if you ve lived there for years, you re still an outsider One outsider Mr Mainwearing just loves to irritate people, just because he can In fact pretty much everyone in the village would like to see him dead.Eventually that s just how he ends up as food for a tank full of lobsters Of course Hamish solves the mystery after a second murder is discovered, of the man who fished the corpse out of the tank.It was all a bit twee and I had trouble getting into it to be honest The idea that Hamish was willing to propose to the local artist after spending a few days with her mainly to try and break his obsession with Priscilla , was troubling.Blair really got on my nerves trying to cover the murder up so it didn t get out that the lobsters had eaten the victim What made it worse was when he tried to get Hamish fi
They just keep getting better can t put them down I have no idea really what the appeal is to me They are entertaining without being taxing is the best I can think of.I also really disliked the character that got murdered in this one A fast and easy read this wee tome won t take long and will leave you satisfied.It s light and at some times down right silly but our hero is a likeable fellow with a keen eye for detail that just so happens to a
At first when I read the back of this book and realized that Hamish was going to be in a new town I was wary to start reading, but this book was a great read that was almost better than the last two books.I think Hamish showed some development in this book He wasn t just thinking about Priscilla as much as he thought about her in the previous books,a nd it was a nice change.The beginning was a bit hard to get into but by the end this book was quick paced and fun

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  • Paperback
  • 206 pages
  • Death of an Outsider
  • M.C. Beaton
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 9781845296681