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
This series, despite this dip in form, still holds the promise of riches to come. I do get the impression however, that just like Pyramid schemes weren't invented in Egypt, these accents of the Scottish brogue sound dreadfully fake as a nose job. The Glutton in question was not offensive enough, and Leggi tutto
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
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
The Great M.C. Beaton created some wonderful characters and I often wonder if they were waiting for her in heaven so she can finally be near them. If so, she and Hamish are having a lot of fun, I'm sure. They are probably fishing in a loch and drinking a pint at a local pub. So in this installment
Literary potato chips — can’t read just one, delicious going down, lots of empty calories to regret later.
Macbeth and the Greedy Woman Review of the Blackstone Audio Inc. audiobook edition (2013*) of the St. Martin's Press hardcover original (1993) *audiobook edition narrated by Shaun Grindell, there seems to be an alternative audiobook narrated by David Monteith. After discovering M.C. Beaton's Hamish Mac Leggi tutto
Fun as always. Loved the Highland descriptions, enjoyed the will they won't they romance. I am not very happy at the description of a person who over eats as the villain of the piece - especially as this seems to have occurred due to some stress in her life? These books are always handy to listen to Leggi tutto
Prima Charakterstudie dieses mal, was erwartet man von einem potentiellen Partner, wie sieht man andere, wie reflektiert man sich selbst. M.C. Beaton geht dabei sehr offen zu Werke. Das sie es dabei nicht jedem Recht machen will, kommt dem Wahrheitsgehalt s.o. sehr zu Gute. Daa heißt noch lange nich 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
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