Book Reviews of Death of a Charming Man (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 10)

Death of a Charming Man (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 10)
Death of a Charming Man - Hamish MacBeth, Bk 10
Author: M. C. Beaton
ISBN-13: 9780446403382
ISBN-10: 0446403385
Publication Date: 7/1/1995
Pages: 176
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 79 ratings
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Kind of a different twist for hamish. Are middle-aged women in Scotland really that kooky??A fun, light mystery story.
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Very interesting story about a backwater village's upheaval when a posh English chap moves in. This is the tenth in the Police Constable Hamish Macbeth series and one of the best.
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One of the best in the series so far because Hamish and Priscilla's relationship changes, Hamish actually has to do some sleuthing, and the way he solves the murder is somewhat accidental and comical.
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He could charm your pants off. That was precisely the problem.
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Not as good as the Agatha Raisin series, but still a good read.
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Constable Hamish Macbeth is still lolling around the highland countryside and murder is still occurring. A cozy read.
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Hamish and Priscilla are working out their unspoken engagement and Hamish is already regretting it since Priscilla is trying to change him. While trying to solve a murder of a man who deliberately set out to destroy a village's friendships, Hamish travels to London and other cities in Scotland "unofficially". I so enjoy this series!
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Who can not like red-haired love-smittened Hamish MacBeth? He's brilliant in this book, with a setting in Lochdubh, Scotland.
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this book continues in the tradition of M.C.Beaton series about Hamish MacBeth in being light, easy reading. Enjoyable in the fact that the characters become familiar and the mystery is always new.
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the warmest and quirkiest mystery series around boasts a new publisher and a welcome burst of fresh energy. Making his 10th appearance (following Death of a Travelling Man ) is lanky, tousle-haired Scottish Highland copper Hamish Macbeth, in the company here of his lazy dog Towser, his higher-born fiancee Priscilla and the quixotic inhabitants of the village of Lochdubh. Hamish, known for his slovenly lifestyle and crafty detecting, meets handsome newcomer, Peter Hynd, whose suave looks send the village womenfolk running to the hairdresser and aerobics classes. Soon they are at each other's throats and queueing up for a place in his bed. The Lothario goes missing and soon the body of one of his conquests is found on the beach, leaving Hamish with two mysteries to solve while his domestic life deteriorates. Beaton's tremendously likable policeman stars here in a tightly wrought tale, with a gem of an ending in which Hamish manages to be both dead right and dead wrong. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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Tenth in the Hamish MacBeth cozy Scottish police mystery series. The premise of this one put me off just a little, as last month I read one of Beaton's Agatha Raisin books which also dealt with a "beautiful man," a stranger who came into a village and wreaked havoc, delighting in causing strife with his malicious and manipulative ways, hidden under a thin veneer of good looks and charm. So the story was kind of old hat in that regard. On a personal level, Hamish is dealing with conflict within his newly-formed engagement to Priscilla as well as trying to stay one step ahead of his bosses. He uses some accrued vacation time to investigate a death that had been deemed an accident in the tiny village of Drim, where Peter Hynd, the beautiful stranger, caused problems before disappearing into thin air. This was not one of my favorites in this series because of having just read another book by the same author with a similar storyline, and with Hamish feeling so lost and disconcerted, I didn't get my usual warm fuzzies, either. Still, a decent entry in the series and one I'll continue reading.
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The tenth book in the series.
The start of trouble for Hamish and Priscilla as Hamish investigates the disappearance of a handsome English incomer.