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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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Review of Death of a Liar - M. C. Beaton

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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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Hiss and Hers - more of a miss in my opinion

Advantages: Free download, kept my attention when I was bored
Disadvantages: Main character annoying, story very short and found it hard to follow

...A friend of mine had recommended this series of books a while ago, but I only got round to discovering the series recently, and that was partly because I got the book free with a Galaxy chocolate promotion. The Book Agatha Raisin is a 50 somethi ...

euphie 05.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Agatha Raisin Hiss and Hers - M.C. Beaton

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Why would suicide need a witness?

Advantages: Atmospheric, story develops logically
Disadvantages: Some readers may prefer more crime solving and less chat

I'm always interested in the reasons writers choose to adopt pseudonyms. Crime novelist Agatha Christie published six "romance" novels as Mary Westmacott; adult sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov wrote a series of YA novels as Paul French; and, of course, Harry P ...

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Review of Vengeance - Benjamin Black

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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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