Alto, magro, capelli rossi, occhi azzurri e ciglia lunghe, Hamish Macbeth sembra (e forse è) pigro, sembra (ma forse non è) confuso, sembra (e forse è) poco ambizioso, più interessato a restare nel suo villaggio con cani, pecore e galline che non a trasformarsi in un poliziotto cittadino in carriera. Hamish sta pregustando le delizie dell'estate delle Highlands, ma . quando l'amata Priscilla ritorna a Lochdubh al braccio di un nuovo fidanzato iniziano i guai, che si intensificano quando nubi di moscerini invadono il paese e definitivamente esplodono quando si trasferisce nel villaggio Trixie Thomas, esempio di domestica perfezione. Ben presto Trixie convince le altre signore a farsi portatrici di pasti sani, a schierarsi contro il consumo di alcol e tabacco e a pulire le case in modo maniacale. Ben presto gli uomini del villaggio insorgono e Macbeth deve risolvere un nuovo crimine: il misterioso avvelenamento della moglie perfetta.
- ISBN: 8898713657
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 192
Another wonderfully cosy Hamish Macbeth mystery, this series is getting better with each book! Newcomer Trixie Thomas arrives into Lochdubh with her forcible ideas of low-cholesterol meals and banning alcohol, she clearly ruffled the locals up the wrong was as it isn’t too long until she is found dea Leggi tutto
Ahh, the perfect wife. She vacuums while wearing pearls, she has a devoted husband, she is involved in her community and tries to make it a better place. People adore her, even when she bans all the things that make them happy. Like fried foods and smoking. She leads her cult of wives to follow her
Neuropsychologists tell us that humans reach their mental peak around age 27. Perhaps that explains my delight in the books of MC Beaton, since clearly I passed that milestone many moons ago. They certainly make no intellectual demands, nor are they filled with clever literary repartee, nor are they Leggi tutto
Having seen the title of the book of today, it came to me that for once we'll be having a truly nice person as the deceased. I anticipated, and I sat back, began to read, and wondered how this change would be handled. But, maybe the author just wants to people her books with victims that are only g
Ecco una nuova serie della infaticabile M.C.Beaton (ma quanto guadagna?). Il primo. Carino, ma vedremo se tiene la distanza. Un po' più giallo della Aghata Raisin ma sempre leggero e rinfrescante. Per una lettura gradevole e totalmente senza penseri. Il poliziotto scozzese è simpatico al punto giusto Leggi tutto
This was my first MC Beaton novel. A few friends have been telling me to read these for years. Others have said there's nothing to these books--they're fluff. In fact, a lot of reviews said the same. So I expected something like a cozy mystery filled with cats or cooking or whatever, with not much o Leggi tutto
I have been enjoying this series. This one did a nice job of really clearly showing how Hamish feels about his desire to stay where he is and not be pushed into an upward mobility he does not want. Interesting characters and a nice mystery. Lots of involvement with the village, good spurts of humor
OK, I know this isn't great literature, but cozy mysteries are just so satisfying as entertainment. We have an odious individual, in this case it is a newcomer to Lochdubh, Trixie, who is determined to organize and reform all the women into being something more valuable than housewives, because we a Leggi tutto
I read this book following a friend's recommendation in Goodreads and frankly I was expecting another type of book. But when I got to the end I have to say that I liked the book. The "noir" story is quite soft but the idea is very good; who of us has never known a woman (or even a man, of course) wh Leggi tutto
One day I shall go to the Scottish Highlands, and there had darn well be a murder, because Beaton has led me to suspect that there is murder EVERYWHERE! I truly, truly loved this one, where a born reformer comes to town to open a bed-and-breakfast, and begins to make over the housewives of Lochdubh. Leggi tutto
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