Death of A Dreamer

Death of A Dreamer

A Hamish McBeth Mystery

eBook - 2006
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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...
DEATH OF A DREAMER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
The rugged landscape of Scotland attracts dreamers who move north, wrapped in fantasies of enjoying the simple life. They usually don't last, but it looks as if Effie Garrard has come to stay. When Constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her, he's amazed that she weathered the difficult winter. But Effie is quite delusional, imagining that she's engaged to local artist Jock Fleming. Later, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock.

Baker & Taylor
Surprised that a diminutive newcomer to the Scottish highlands has remained steadfast to her new home in spite of an inhospitable winter, constable Hamish Macbeth learns that the woman has deluded herself into believing that she is engaged to a local artist, a situation that turns deadly when she is found poisoned. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781599955384
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Dec 15, 2016

(Book 21 in the Hamish Macbeth series)

Feb 25, 2016

Death of a Dreamer --- by --- M.C. Beaton.
For sometime now, I’ve been a fan of M.C. I don’t know how that came to be but I am glad it did. She writes the most delightful murder mysteries: either involving private eye Agatha Raisin and set in the Cotswolds or featuring Hamish Macbeth in Sunderland, northern Scotland. Well, Dreamer features constable MacBeth, a bright copper alright, so bright that he doesn’t want to leave “his” village of Lochdubh for the flesh pots of Glasgow. So while he solves the crime (there isn’t much in his village) he is always careful to throw the credit on someone else.
Beaton’s characters are credible: what they do is real. They have broken hearts and they listen to too much gossip. Open this book in an easy chair by the fire, fetch a draw of whisky (for authenticity) and enjoy an evening or two with Hamish.

Oct 14, 2014

Good book. Too bad about Mr. Daviot .

pharg15716 Apr 11, 2014

i am a new reader of M.C Beaton , i found this novel very well written, i could'nt put it down...every chapter had a new twist..all the way to the last page...

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