Book Reviews of Death of a Snob (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 6)

Death of a Snob (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 6)
Death of a Snob - Hamish MacBeth, Bk 6
Author: M. C. Beaton
ISBN-13: 9780804109123
ISBN-10: 0804109125
Publication Date: 5/23/1992
Pages: 160
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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interesting quick read= not much depth
very good for
Scotland and scottish dialect
Christmas
victim and perp members of a small gathering (remote resort)
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Scottish setting, an attractive main character, and a perplexing murder. Good, quick read that holds your attention all the way through.
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Beaton's Hamish Macbeth is always delightful. His slow rhythms, friendly bending of the law and keen mind make for very entertaining mysteries.
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Cozy-type mystery series with dry humor. :)
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Sixth in the Hamish MacBeth cozy Scottish police procedural series, in which Hamish, bereft of plans for the Christmas holiday, takes up the invite of a friend of Priscilla's and joins her at her health farm on a lonely island to investigate whether or not someone is trying to kill her. Someone DOES die, but it's not Jane--it's Heather, one of her houseguests. Was Heather murdered because she was Heather or because someone thought she was Jane? Supt. Blair writes off the murder as an accident but Hamish knows better and eventually gets his man. As usual, a quick, light and enjoyable read.
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This Scottish policeman just needs to be loved.
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Good book. Loved the characters and the dialog...
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Another great Hamish Macbeth mystery. I love this author.
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The sixth book in the series.
Hamish takes a holiday right before Christmas to a health farm.
Did one of the other guests do it, or one of the unfriendly villagers?
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Hamish goes to a health farm at Christmas to investigate whether or not someone is trying to kill Jane Wetherby.
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This mystery take place over the Christmas holidays. But dont expect too much christmas cheer from this read. Jealousy, lust, envy and Murder are the sentiments of the season in Hamish Macbeths 6th outing, Death of Snob. While some of the characters in this book are a little cookie-cutter M.C. Beaton has her off-beat detective Hamish down pat. This is only my second Hamish Macbeth book to read but already Hamish comes across as a good old friend. Beaton also does a great job capturing the geography, weather and people of the small Scottish Isle in which the mystery takes place. Regarding the Mystery itself. Its good but not great. Was a little disappointed when a key characteristic (i.e. Clue) of the murderer is revealed toward the end of the book. Would have been more convincing if this quality was established earlier on. Instead it comes across as being a bit contrived. But this shouldnt keep you from spending time with Hamish Macbeth. Its a fun and quick read.