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Always charming, the new Hamish Macbeth mystery is sure to please
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Death of a Nurse: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by MC Beaton
Grand Central Publishing Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date: February 23, 2016
I've always enjoyed the Hamish Macbeth mysteries. Hamish is an unassuming village policeman, more concerned with taking care of his village than collaring criminals. He prefers to give residents the chance to do the right thing, even if it takes a few surreptitious nudges. Softhearted and easygoing, he is often accompanied by his pets. While he is quite clever in unraveling mysteries, he is quite lacking in understanding of the opposite sex, paying too much attention to appearances.
With her flirty nursing outfit and gorgeous looks, Gloria Dainty attracts a great deal of attention in Lochdubh. Hamish easily falls for her charm, asking her out to dinner. When she misses the dinner, he thinks little of it. Several days later, her body washes ashore.
Dealing with police politics is as difficult as finding leads, and his new constable lacks experience.
The Hamish Macbeth mysteries are plainly written, but possess a unique charm. The quirky residents of Lochdubh give life to the books, and Hamish is an endearing lead - clever but fallible. Death of a Nurse is a nice addition to the long running series.
This cozy series is perfect for mystery lovers of all ages. The Hamish Macbeth mysteries can be enjoyed in any order.
Death of a Nurse is available for preorder and will be released February 23, 2016.
I received a copy of Death of a Nurse from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.
James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....