Death of a Traitor
by M. C. Beaton
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Pub Date 14 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 14 Feb 2023
Kate Hibbert is all too eager to lend a hand to her neighbors. Although she has been a resident of the sleepy village of Lochdubh for only a year, in that time Kate has alienated one too many of its residents with her interfering—and not entirely well-intentioned—ways. When Kate’s neighbor sees her lugging a heavy suitcase to the bus stop, he hopes that the prying woman is gone for good. But two weeks later, Kate’s cousin arrives in town with the news that Kate has gone missing.
Hamish Macbeth is called in to investigate the disappearance, and soon he is befuddled by the discovery of Kate’s body, her suitcase . . . and the sneaking suspicion that Kate was someone much more sinister than she claimed.
"Longing for escape? Tired of waiting for Brigadoon to materialize? Time for a trip to Lochdubh, the scenic, if somnolent, village in the Scottish Highlands where M. C. Beaton sets her beguiling whodunits featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth."—New York Times Book Review
Average rating from 21 members
There is something special about R.W. Green, the author of this book: He has been able to truly adapt himself to the late M.C. Beaton’s writing style in both the Hamish MacBeth Mystery Series, as well as the Agatha Raisin Mysteries. I found that Mr. Green did not miss a beat when he published his first books that continued both mystery series. He is getting even better with every book he writes.
In this latest adventure of our Scottish friend Hamish MacBeth we find him to use is humble, low-key, but extremely smart way to solving murders again. He is always chastised and underappreciated, but he always comes out on top, providing the solution to the crime. The humor in this story is fun, though not laugh-out-loud, and the new and reappearing characters are very well developed. The story is intricate, yet it is a smooth read. I highly recommend it.
I look forward to continuing to read more Hamish MacBeth mysteries brilliantly written by Mr. R. W. Green as a tribute to our beloved M. C. Beaton.
Thank you, Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for the privilege of reading an advance
This was an enjoyable cozy mystery. Policeman Hamish Macbeth investigates the death of a woman found dead in a lake. He gets help from a constable on loan from another police force. The case has many twists and turns. The story was suspenseful and had many surprises. I highly recommend this book to other cozy mystery readers. I received an ARC of this book from Net Galley, and the opinion expressed is strictly my own.
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