Finito il fidanzamento con Priscilla, a Lochdubh c’è ostilità nei confronti di Hamish, considerato la causa di tutto. Aspettando che le acque si calmino, il poliziotto decide di prendersi qualche giorno di ferie nella località marittima di Skag. Sceglie una pensioncina senza pretese, per poi scoprire di poter pretendere davvero poco: il cibo è pessimo e tra gli ospiti spicca la fastidiosa presenza di Bob Harris, che sembra avere l’hobby di punzecchiare la moglie e gli altri pensionanti su qualsiasi cosa.
Tutti vorrebbero sbarazzarsi di lui per godersi un po’ di relax. Quando Bob viene trovato morto assassinato, Hamish, che poco prima del fattaccio è stato protagonista di un violento alterco con lui, finisce in prima fila nella lista dei sospettati.
- ISBN: 8833210847
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 240
Spoilers ahead! You've been warned! Dang it M.C. Beaton! Was that REALLY necessary?! After stomping over my heart in the last book, she found it necessary to kill off Hamish's dog. I am a dog lover and I intentionally avoid books where this happens because it causes me to cry like a baby. Honestly, o Leggi tutto
After his engagement is broken, Constable Hamish Macbeth is looking forward to rest and relaxation in the coastal town of Skay. But when he arrives at the somewhat dismal bed and breakfast, his fellow guests include the annoying spinster, Miss Gunnery, a single man, a London family, two young "tarts Leggi tutto
Constable Hamish Macbeth may take a holiday, but, of course, murder never does. While taking a cheap holiday from Lochdubh, Hamish stays at a boarding house from hell in a town even farther north in Scotland called Skag. A perfectly dreadful Englishman, Bob Harris, unites the other holiday-makers aga Leggi tutto
While I'm a longtime Beaton fan, this book feels like it was written by a ghostwriter. The caper took place out of town, making the usual familiar characters appearance slim. The book was an audio version and many characters were read with such a hard accent, I replayed and then quit at the 75% poin Leggi tutto
I'm mad about Towser. Back later.
Narrated by John Horton for the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
"A new mystery in the Constable Hamish Macbeth mystery series ... is as delicious a treat as Devon cream and scones. This time out the red-haired, irascible Macbeth has left his tiny Scottish village for a holiday with his dog, Towser. True to form, Macbeth doesn't venture far from the Highlands he
If you've read any of my reviews of the adventures and mishaps of police constable Hamish Macbeth, you know I'm hooked on this series. "Death of a Nag" is #11 and I highly recommend reading them in order. While the victim and circumstance will be familiar, the subplot of characters in the small nort Leggi tutto
I've only read a few in this series, in fact not even in order which is not how I usually read series but not all are available at our library. This is my favorite so far and in my opinion the supporting characters are very well written. Hamish has broken up with Priscilla and is feeling depressed so Leggi tutto
First time I have read Hamish Macbeth have enjoyed MC Beaton before but the gentle Agatha Raisin books. Hamish takes a holiday to the Scottish town of Skag in a truly awful B and B during his stay there is a murder that he is able to use his detective skills to investigate loved the characters perfe Leggi tutto
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