A Tommel Castle, l’hotel di lusso diretto da Priscilla, grande amore non confessato di Hamish Macbeth, si danno appuntamento otto soci di un club per single, col desiderio manifesto di trovare la dolce metà. Nonostante Maria Worth, l’agente che li ha riuniti, pensi di aver fatto un buon lavoro, gli otto iniziano ben presto a detestarsi. Tra i più odiati c’è Peta, la golosissima e piuttosto maleducata socia in affari di Maria. Nel corso di uno degli appuntamenti combinati, Peta cade vittima di omicidio e viene ritrovata morta con una mela rossa ficcata in bocca. Il colpevole si nasconde tra gli altri single riuniti al castello? Alle indagini di Hamish l’ardua sentenza.
- ISBN: 8833210235
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 192
Charm, humor, and the hilarious political incorrectness of Death of a Glutton make this entry in the long-running Hamish Macbeth series great fun. Hamish’s dog, Towser, and the possibility of Hamish and Priscilla reigniting the flame after their first break-up mark this as an older entry, but all th Leggi tutto
This was the first M.C. Beaton book I’ve read that I didn’t love. It was amazing to me how judgmental and cruel the others were to Peta. I am beginning to think this author has a real issue with the obese. I thought it cruel the mini story of feeding Peta a cat. I didn’t like Hamish in this book. He Leggi tutto
I remember now why I don't like this author. The writing is pretty great, but I hate the portrayal of every female character. They are weak, vain, stupid, indecisive, clingy, sad, selfish, on and on.... There's not a good one in the bunch! And they make bad decisions about the men in their lives. No Leggi tutto
Why I wanted to read this book: * Several of my blogging buddies love cozy mysteries and this author. I found a bunch of them for 25 cents each last year at my library sale..I bought all that they had!! What worked for me: * The witty writing!! It will certainly keep me coming back for more. * Hamish Leggi tutto
Hmmm. I'm not really enjoying this much. I have heard the tv show is good, so I thought I'd give the novel a try. The characters are not very interesting or believable. The depiction of the glutton is one of the most hate-filled portrayals I've ever read. The character is so repulsive and the author Leggi tutto
Hamish McBeth books are candy to me. I love the characters, I love the setting (Northern Scotland by the loch) and they are easy reading. I hate to say it but when you read a bunch of them they are kinda the same, but I don't care - I love them.
I still love Hamish and the village of Lochdubh but I'll never call this one of my favorites. While it's come up in other books from time to time, as the title would suggest this book put to the fore Beaton's animosity towards fat. To her, fat is practically evil of itself. I dislike that and I disl Leggi tutto
Love all these books. I think I'm in love with Hamish!
Ancora un altro caso per Hamish Macbeth nel suo villaggio nelle Highlands. Qui ancora non è sergente (ho invertito i casi, ma non è necessario leggerli in ordine) e deve indagare sulla morte di una donna orribile, Peta, che appare all'improvviso a rovinare la vacanza organizzata dalla sua socia Mari Leggi tutto
Delightful castle whodunit with Miss Pricilla in the thick of things and as a waitress no less! Hamish to the rescue of course-he's so great as a constable in the Highlands, swoon worthy am I right?!
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