Death of an Outsider (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 3)
Death of an Outsider - Hamish MacBeth, Bk 3 Author:M. C. Beaton Nobody in the Scottish town of Cnothan had much liked William Mainwaring. The abrasive Englishman rubbed everyone the wrong way. And now that he's been murdered, nobody seems to mind. Constable Hamish Macbeth happens to be on temporary duty in Cnothan when the killer strikes, and now, like it or not, he's got to solve the crime and bring the kil... more »ler to justice. But the closed-mouthed locals seem to be hiding many secrets. And as Hamish slowly pieces together a tale of illicit romance, secret vices, real-estate swindles and witchcraft, he begins to wonder if he will soon be joining Mainwairing...« less
This series contains good examples of the British cozy murder mystery--good plotting, (very) quirky characters, relaxed pacing, and humorous predicaments for the main character. I have enjoyed every one of the books I have read.
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M. C. Beaton never disappoints. Well-constructed mystery with every line relative to the story (i.e., without a lot of "padding" as found in so many books). Just wish she could write as fast as I can read; once started, her books are hard to put down.
Fun read in the best tradition of British mysteries. Hamish Macbeth is a local bobby in the Highlands of Scotland who has a knack of observing his surroundings and the people who inhabit them, and then solving crimes using his common sense skills. This is the third book in the seies.