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Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth) (edition 2012)

by M.C. Beaton

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Title:Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth)
Authors:M.C. Beaton
Info:Constable (2012), Hardcover, 200 Pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Crime & Mystery Fiction, Scottish Crime Fiction

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Death of a Kingfisher by M. C. Beaton

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"When Scotland is hit by the recsiiion,recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods 'The Fairy Glen,' and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover.

"It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when vioence strikes again, the lawman's investigation quickly turn from animal cruelty to murder ..."
~~front flap

Poor Hamish! Once again lulled and gulled by a pretty lady who knows how to use her looks and personality to get what she wants, nevermind that she's married.

Another complicated, straining credibility plot, with two thoroughly nasty, amoral children at the heart of it. I suppose there's only so many basic mystery plots, and only so many ways they can be varied and dressed up. But I do like the simple plots, set in Lochdubh, better than these forays into modern mayhem. ( )
  Aspenhugger | Feb 24, 2014 |
Loved this book. Another great story by M.C. Beaton. Every year I look forward to reading a new Agatha and Hamish story - this book delivers a real treat to loves of M.C. Beaton. ( )
  Jacqklueh | Feb 21, 2014 |
Loved this book. Another great story by M.C. Beaton. Every year I look forward to reading a new Agatha and Hamish story - this book delivers a real treat to loves of M.C. Beaton. ( )
  Jacqklueh | Feb 21, 2014 |
Loved this book. Another great story by M.C. Beaton. Every year I look forward to reading a new Agatha and Hamish story - this book delivers a real treat to loves of M.C. Beaton. ( )
  Jacqklueh | Feb 21, 2014 |
Loved this book. Another great story by M.C. Beaton. Every year I look forward to reading a new Agatha and Hamish story - this book delivers a real treat to loves of M.C. Beaton. ( )
  Jacqklueh | Feb 21, 2014 |
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When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again, the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.… (more)

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