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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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Parlabane: dead and using it

Advantages: Interesting to discover techniques mediums use
Disadvantages: First half too much obvious prep for later revelations

Brookmyre initially makes this a very difficult book to engage with. The opening chapter is written by a tabloid columnist describing an event that cannot be explained logically by current scientific understanding. Or can it? The style is exaggerated, fam ...

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Review of Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks - Christopher Brookmyre

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Brookmyre swims, not sinks

Advantages: Enjoyable, very readable, clever, amusing
Disadvantages: First chapter disappointing

...This review is of the paperback Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks. This is the 12th book by the Scottish crime author Christopher Brookmyre. The edition I have was published in 2008 by Abacus. This is the first Brookmyre I've read. I've long been a ...

M.Newcastle 03.02.2010 · Read full review
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Luv a duck!!

Advantages: An unusual but captivating book
Disadvantages: Can take a likttle while to get used to the format

Being a granddad I often find myself in demand for babysitting duties!! It was on one of these sessions that I found myself alone with the kids asleep, nothing I fancied on the TV and no book to read. So I turns to scouring the bookshelf and found a large ...

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