Death of an Outsider (Hamish Macbeth, Bk 3)
Death of an Outsider - Hamish Macbeth, Bk 3 Author:M. C. Beaton The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or-more accurately-dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. E... more »xiled with his dog, Towser, to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, his formerly beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, and his days of doing nothing but staring at the sheep grazing in a nearby croft.
Now the lawman has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the modus operandi hushed up, a dark-haired lass who has an ulterior motive to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his victim-and without doubt will strike again...« 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.