Death of an Outsider (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 3) (Hamish Macbeth Mystery)
Death of an Outsider - Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 3 - Hamish Macbeth Mystery Author:M. C. Beaton [Read by Shaun Grindell] — The third book in the much-loved 'Hamish Macbeth' series from the author of the bestselling 'Agatha Raisin' series. -- The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or -- more accurately-- has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the murdered victim are... more » his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britains best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. -- Exiled to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, but before he can head back home he has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the murder hushed up, a dark-haired lassie who is out to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his last victim--and will no doubt 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.