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Death of an Honest Man
Death of an Honest Man | M C Beaton
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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series. DEATH OF AN HONEST MANNobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie--who repeated all the last words of her twin sister--that she needed psychiatric help. "I speak as I find," he bragged. Voices saying, "I could kill that man," could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?
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Clutterbucks_Queen
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Pickpick

Fantastic story line in this one!
How amazing that a different wild cat still saved Hamish and Freddie!
I'm so glad Hamish and Lugs finally got the real Sonsie back though! 😍 And quite a sweet ending for Hamish getting himself a pretty policewoman working for him! ☺

I can't wait for the next Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery to be released! Death of a love, I'm waiting! 🥰

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CaitlinR
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Listened to the audiobook which is wonderful. I can‘t recommend the narrator: Graeme Malcolm highly enough. A mystery, set largely in Cnothan. (Scotland) it features Hamish Macbeth and a wonderful cast of characters including not one, but two wild cats. Nit really cozy, but if you like those, you‘ll enjoy this.

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jillrhudy
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Swore off Hamish MacBeth after #32, yet here I am with Hamish under the hair dryer at the salon. I WISH Marion/M.C. would stop trying to be modern; it‘s so awkward! #mystery #scotland

Aimeesue You're looking pretty fierce here, Mags. Marian's just gotta do what Marian's gotta do. Which is write more Hamish, apparently. 😂 1y
jillrhudy Is it her children or the publisher holding a gun to this author‘s head? I can‘t finish it. Priscilla says, I was afraid you wouldn‘t be faithful which was a daft misandrist assumption. Hamish says, I was afraid you wouldn‘t put out, which was a daft misogynist assumption. She falls into his arms and they live happily ever after. They‘re what, 55? (edited) 1y
jillrhudy Marian needs to END IT. 1y
Aimeesue @jillrhudy Jumped the shark, has she? 🦈 1y
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Preciouz29
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I still love this series, but I do wish Hamish would finally pick a woman.

jillrhudy Why doesn‘t he? Beaton will drop dead before he does. 1y
Preciouz29 @jillrhudy oh I know! Hamish needs to grow a bit! 1y
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Star1
Mehso-so

Too much going on. Tired of all the drama.

Star1 I prefer agatha raisin ones. Anyone else? 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Just finished my 47th book in February, the 94th for the year (92 are audiobooks from the library 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼)

Kaye Wow 😮. You‘re leaving me in the dust. 2y
BookishMarginalia @Kaye I listen at 2.5-3x speed and don‘t watch any tv 💪🏼🤓🙂 2y
Kaye Oh I can‘t listen that fast. My brain doesn‘t keep up with my ears. 😁 2y
Q84 Wow! Amazing! :) 2y
Dulcinella Super! 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Chelleo 😍 2y
ladym30 Gorgeous face! 2y
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Librarybelle
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I adore Hamish, and this recent addition to the mystery series did not disappoint! Crazy villagers, police sidekicks with other interests, along with Hamish‘s lady troubles abound. I love how these books are quick reads, and this was the perfect book for me to read today. Love it and love the remoteness of Lochdubh. Maybe some day I‘ll get to the Scottish Highlands...

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Librarybelle
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When your #currentread , from one of your favorite authors, includes a quote from your Favorite (yes, with a capital F) author. ❤️

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Librarybelle
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My end of the week at work was not good, so I told myself if I survived by Friday, I would treat myself to the new Hamish, jumping over all the other books started. The next person on the hold list at the library will be thrilled!

LoveToReadLiveToRead I‘ve been meaning to pick up the first in this series for ages but haven‘t yet. Enjoy! 2y
Librarybelle Thanks, @LoveToReadLiveToRead ! I love the series! M.C. Beaton is one of my favorite authors, because her books are so easy to read, very quick, and highly entertaining. 2y
LoveToReadLiveToRead I‘m sure they‘re probably quite different but I always enjoyed the TV series of Hamish Macbeth when I was a kid. I‘ll have to make sure I get this soon x 2y
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Librarybelle @LoveToReadLiveToRead And I need to watch the TV series! Haven‘t had a chance yet 2y
Jhullie Ooh I LOVE Hamish , hurries away to get the DVDs out... 2y
Librarybelle @Jhullie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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umbrellagirl
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Yay for free books!

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