Death of a Travelling Man: A Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery

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"ENTRANCING . . . A GEM."
--Ocala Star-Banner
Hamish Macbeth's life is going to pot. He's been promoted (horrors!), his boss is a dunce, and--to add insult to injury--a sinister self-proclaimed gypsy and his girlfriend have parked their rusty, eye-sore-of-a-van in the village.
Hamish smells trouble and as usual he's right. The doctor's drugs go missing. Money vanishes. Neighbors grow suddenly unneighborly. And when the unsavory newcomer is murdered, Hamish regrets it only because his bones tell him the killer may be one of his friends.
Nobody wants to volunteer even a scrap of useful information, so canny Hamish single-handedly sets about the delicate work of worming the facts out of his neighbors. Yet in the process he uncovers a story so bizarre that neither he nor the villagers may ever recover from it. . . .
"EXCELLENT.. . . A cast of winning characters."
--Publishers Weekly
"Scottish writer M. C. Beaton develops the locals with humor and verve."
--The Christian Science Monitor

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About the Author:

M. C. BEATON worked as a Fleet Street journalist. She is the author of the 'Agatha Raisin' novels, the 'Hamish Macbeth' series and an 'Edwardian' murder-mystery series. She divides her time between Paris and the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha Raisin's beloved Carsely.

Review:

''Looking 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 Beaton sets her beguiling whodunits featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth and his eccentric neighbours.'' --New York Times Book Review

''The detective novels of M. C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status.'' --Anne Robinson, The Times

''Excellent . . . A cast of winning characters, even the pesky, malaprop Willie . . . But the star, as always, is the slow-moving, quick-witted Hamish.'' --Publishers Weekly

''Readers will relish a well-paced, warmly sentimental picture of the people and the character and rich accents--of Lubdoch, as seen through Hamish's loving eyes. Unpretentious fun for all.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''The vivid setting of the Scottish highlands and Beaton's skillful handling of Scottish dialogue are vital elements in this readable, enjoyable mystery.'' --Dallas Morning News

''Like a brilliant swordsman assailed from three sides, Hamish wards off sneak attacks from his hostile boss, gracefully rids himself of the eager beaver, traces the killer, and tactfully saves the reputation of many a worried villager.'' --Houston Post

''Beaton's wit and her portrayal of an honest policeman enrich the tale.'' --Des Moines Register

''Beaton's eighth mystery featuring Scottish police constable Hamish MacBeth is every bit as charming, humorous, and clever as the first seven...As usual, Beaton makes Lochdubh and its inhabitants come alive; the characters are wonderfully original; the plot is cleverly crafted and intriguing to the end; there's lots of laugh-aloud humor; and even the darker, bleaker parts of the story (and there are some) only add to its overall appeal.'' --Booklist

''Excellent . . . A cast of winning characters, even the pesky, malaprop Willie . . . But the star, as always, is the slow-moving, quick-witted Hamish.'' --Publishers Weekly

''Readers will relish a well-paced, warmly sentimental picture of the people and the character and rich accents--of Lubdoch, as seen through Hamish's loving eyes. Unpretentious fun for all.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''The vivid setting of the Scottish highlands and Beaton's skillful handling of Scottish dialogue are vital elements in this readable, enjoyable mystery.'' --Dallas Morning News

''Like a brilliant swordsman assailed from three sides, Hamish wards off sneak attacks from his hostile boss, gracefully rids himself of the eager beaver, traces the killer, and tactfully saves the reputation of many a worried villager.'' --Houston Post

''Beaton's wit and her portrayal of an honest policeman enrich the tale.'' --Des Moines Register

''Beaton's eighth mystery featuring Scottish police constable Hamish MacBeth is every bit as charming, humorous, and clever as the first seven...As usual, Beaton makes Lochdubh and its inhabitants come alive; the characters are wonderfully original; the plot is cleverly crafted and intriguing to the end; there's lots of laugh-aloud humor; and even the darker, bleaker parts of the story (and there are some) only add to its overall appeal.'' --Booklist

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