Book Reviews of Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth, Bk 27)

Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth, Bk 27)
Death of a Kingfisher - Hamish Macbeth, Bk 27
Author: M. C. Beaton
ISBN-13: 9780446547352
ISBN-10: 0446547352
Publication Date: 12/18/2012
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth, Bk 27) on + 207 more book reviews
A bittersweet pleasure, as this is the most recent book in this series and we'll have to wait another year for more story! Having just recently discovered this author and series, we've enjoyed all 28 visits to the village of Lochdubh in northern Scotland (or "Sutherland" as the Vikings called it when they came south for a break from their weather).

Beaton's storytelling is magical, in that she creates such lively and distinct characters with few words. None of the books has taken us more than several evenings of reading aloud, yet the characters, environment, community, relationships, and murder-of-the-moment are richly detailed and seem quite real.
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All M.C. Beaton's Hamish McBeth series are excellent English cozy mysteries - this one is no exception! In fact, it's a bit more interesting than some with the care of an ancestral estate at stake. As a current and ongoing issue in England, it's a bit educational as to what some landowners have to go through. Kept my interest throughout. Great book!
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M. C. Beaton does not disappoint. Hamish is his usual self - Using his knowledge of the Scottish highlnds to catchthe bad guy.
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Hamish is once again smitten. This time by a lovely woman who has "the sight" and is responsible for the increase in the tourism to Braikie. When the family of Kingfishers is found dead and a bridge is vandalized, Hamish becomes concerned there is a connection to the death of a rich, dour woman who believes in fairies. There are suspects galore, and several of them are eliminated, permanently. This is a good addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, but I did find the ending a bit long and convoluted.
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Hamish is smitten once again. This time to a lovely woman who has "the sight" and is responsible for the increase in tourism to Braikie. When the family of kingfishers is found dead and a bridge is vandalized, Hamish becomes concerned there is a connection to the death of a rich dour woman who believes in fairies. There are suspects galore and several of them are eliminated.. permanently. This is a good addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, but I found the ending a bit long and convoluted.....