Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Death of a Glutton by M.C. Beaton

It's summertime in northern Scotland, and for Hamish, it's time to relax, enjoy the sunshine and give some long overdue attention to his beautiful love interest, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. Meanwhile, the eight members of the Checkmate Singles Club are arriving at Tommel Castle Hotel to meet their prearranged partners. When one of the two matchmakers is found dead with an apple stuffed in her mouth, Hamish is called in to investigate the crime.

As Hamish interrogates the singles and the remaining matchmaker, he quickly realizes that summer will have to be placed on hold until this daunting puzzle is solved, and the guilty party has been identified.

This was the unabridged audiobook on cassette edition (4 cassettes/5 hours).

Priscilla is really beginning to get on my nerves! She doesn't seem to want to acknowledge how she feels about Hamish, yet she doesn't want anyone else to have him either. I am glad, though, that she finally stood up to her father!

I love how perfect it was that it was the religious correspondent at Rory's newspaper that went crazy! What a great commentary!

Deborah's little game was quite ridiculous and stupid of her. I wonder exactly what she thought was going to happen. She really was an overgrown schoolgirl. And I think Mrs. Trask would be wonderful friends with Lady Rose Summer's parents if they were of the same time period.

The new constable sounds like he'll be quite the bane of Hamish's existence. It'll be interesting how that plays out in future books.

This one gets seven stars, as usual. It was a nice addition to the series.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


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