Hamish Macbeth once again proves that one should not under-estimate this village constable. Beaton laces this cozy with depth and dark humor.
Story was a really cozy, quaint read. Enough detail and light on the fluff to keep me comeing back!
Big, red-headed Constable Hamish eventually sorts out what happened to Trixie Thomas, the newcomer who had such a wholesome influence on the Scottish village of Lochdubh that secretly no one could stand her.
Had me going, as usual! I keep guessing first one suspect and then another! And Hamish's personality is so quirky - I love it!
Hamish has become my new favorite cozy hero!
Hamish has many endearing qualities, not the least of which is his naivety. In this book an English couple moves into Locdubh and opens up a bed and breakfast. Their arrival throws the whole village into an uproar because the wife, Trixie Thomas, is a do-gooder as well as a "tree-hugger". All the wives join with her and start dramatically changing their home lives, much to the dismay of their husbands. It doesn't surprise Hamish when Trixie turns up dead and he certainly has no dearth of suspects. Trixie antagonized a lot of people. It's up to Hamish to determine who was the one that got mad enough to kill. Along the way we meet more of our Lochdubh friends and Hamish triumphs again.
Part of the Hamish MacBeth mystery series. Enjoyable characters, pleasant mystery.
Beaton's Hamish Macbeth is always delightful. His slow rhythms, friendly bending of the law and keen mind make for very entertaining mysteries.
Another good Hamish Macbeth story
Another in a very good series.
The BBC loosely based one of the episodes of the Hamish Macbeth television series on this novel. I found that comparing the two during the read was quite enjoyable.