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Highland Untruths

Advantages: A decent plot
Disadvantages: Some gripes about repetition

Hamish Macbeth is still enjoying the relatively easy life of running the two-man station in remote Lochdubh in the highlands of Scotland. He could maybe do without current side-kick Dick Fraser's eternal presence on site, but has to admit that the man's ...

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A Stretch Too Far for Hamish Macbeth

Advantages: It's a Hamish Macbeth book
Disadvantages: It's possibly the worst of the Hamish Macbeth books

Marion Chesney (under the name M C Beaton) has been writing cosy crime novels about the Scottish village of Lochdubh and its policeman, Hamish Macbeth, since 1985. Since that first book, Death of a Gossip, she’s produced books titled Death of a… at th ...

sharper_fin 05.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Death of a Kingfisher - M. C. Beaton

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Agatha Raisin - Marriage or Murder?

Advantages: easy to read mystery novel
Disadvantages: it's Agatha but not Christie...

Agatha Raisin is about to get married to James Lacey when her husband Jimmy turns up, the husband she had presumed dead many years ago. This turn of events leads to James cancelling the wedding in anger and Agatha physically attacking Jimmy which doesn't ...

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Review of Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage - M.C. Beaton

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What a Murderous Wedding

Advantages: Easy Read
Disadvantages: None

...I am hooked on this series which has Agatha Raisin as the main character .Who lives in a sleepy village called Carsely in the Cotswold. The start of the book I read that Agatha was preparing to marry her next door neighbour James Lacey she had sold her ...

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Walkers of Dembley - Please Keep on Walking

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: Too easy to guess the culprit, characters too one dimensional

Agatha has just spent 6 horrid months back in London working in PR. She returns to her beloved Caresly only to be paired up with her neighbour James Lacey to go undercover as man and wife in Dembley to find out who murdered Jessica, a very outspoken teach ...

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Review of Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley - M.C. Beaton

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