Sunday, August 23, 2009

Review: Death of a Gentle Lady by M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth #24)

Gentle by name, gentle by nature. Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and the citizens of Lochdubh think he is overly cranky. Perhaps it's time for him to get married, they say.

But who has time for marriage when there's a murder to be solved? When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks there's more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this lady's gentle exterior.

This was the unabridged audiobook on CD edition (5 CDs/5.5 hours).

The scene of the writer visiting the "real Highlander" Archie brought tears to my eyes and startled the cats because I laughed so hard! To was too funny! The "traditional Highland welcome" was something only Hamish could devise and Archie could implement!

This one gets eight stars. The sheer bizarreness of Hamish's adventures was quite fun. This was a lovely, crazy experience with all our favorite Lochdubh characters, and a few visiting guests. I certainly recommend it to all Beaton fans!

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆


Anonymous said...

Glad to find another M.C. Beaton fan. I also like her Agatha Raisin mystery series set in the Cotswolds, England. If you like Hamish, you'll definitely like the even quirkier Agatha!

Ryan G said...

I'm going to start one of these series sometime soon.

Stop by for an award

Mary said...

Nice review. Have you read them all? I haven't read any so I suppose the place to begin is from the start.

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