Hamish sta per affrontare la prospettiva di trascorrere in solitudine le feste natalizie, quando viene invitato dalla bella Jane Wetherby a trascorrere da lei il Natale. In cambio, deve capire chi, fra i clienti e gli abitanti della sua isola, trama di ucciderla. La lista dei sospetti è lunga: tutte le persone presenti sull'isola di Eileencraig nutrono rancore contro Jane, e tra loro la sgradevole Heather Todd, che si fa vanto di essere un'insopportabile snob. Un giorno, però, è proprio Heather, e non Jane, a venire assassinata...
- ISBN: 8898713878
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 192
- Data di uscita: 08-02-2018
Down with a cold, an already grumpy Hamish Macbeth discovers he can't go home for Christmas in one of the most hilarious yet poignant entries in this marvelous mystery series by M.C. Beaton. This is one of my all-time favorites in this delightful series set in the Scottish Highlands. Feeling sorry f Leggi tutto
This is book 6 in the Hamish Macbeth series by Beaton, though the first in the series that I have read. This one finds Hamish ill in bed with a cold, looking forward to going home for Christmas, only to be told that he can’t go home because an aunt who hates him but has supported his family is arriv Leggi tutto
I was decidedly underwhelmed by the plot in this book -- and frankly, I think the author structured things in a way that breaks a "rule" I consider fundamental to detective stories. It almost seemed like Beaton had written a significant part of the story before deciding how to resolve certain plot p Leggi tutto
Poor Hamish. He thinks to go home for Christmas but his disagreeable aunt is there so his mother suggests he skip this year. When he is offered a job to find out who is trying to kill a health farm owner he jumps at the chance. He figures he can get some free food and spend some time relaxing while
Am Anfang war es für mich etwas komisch, dass das Buch auf Deutsch war, weil ich bisher nur die englischen Originale von M.C. Beaton gelesen habe. Aber ich habe mich schnell eingefunden. Auch wenn es sich hier um eine Buchreihe handelt, kann man jederzeit einsteigen, denn die Fälle des Polizisten Ha Leggi tutto
While Hamish is trapped solving a murder in the wild north, Priscilla finds herself spending the holiday with Hamish's family in Rogart!
Although it took a while to start liking the book, I ended up really enjoying it. Although I wouldn’t read any of the others in the series, I can say that I am glad I read it; the twist was amazing and I honestly had no idea that it would not be Jane who died.
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