Pour yourself a bracing cup of tea and prepare to be enthralled as internationally acclaimed author M. C. Beaton updates the classic British Manor House mystery in Death of a Nag. Police constable Hamish Macbeth - loved by mystery fans around the world - is once again on the job in this captivating, colorful and witty whodunit. Macbeth - Lochdubh's one-man police force - is in a foul mood. He's lost his promotion and his fiancée, and, instead of solitude, his vacation at "Friendly House" yields a freshly murdered corpse and an inn full of suspects who each longed to commit the crime. Can Macbeth find the culprit, or will justice prove elusive even for the redoubtable Scot?Davina Porter's narration enlivens Beaton's rich storytelling and makes her generous splashes of local color even more vibrant. Death of a Nag rings with originality and will leave you guessing right up to the cunningly clever final twist.More
"Her plot is top-notch, a few somber notes demonstrate her touch for understated compassion and, as always, Hamish and his highland cohorts are lovingly rendered." (Publishers Weekly)
"A fine, well-told police procedural with plenty of human interest, Beaton's latest will appeal to a wide range of mystery fans." (Booklist)
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One of the gloomier ones
Fun and familiar
Yes, easy listening, charming characters and a good escape.
Always, not complex but a fun read.
Davina Porter has improved her Scots dialect immensely from the earlier books.
No, but I might watch on television as a series.
- A. Truscott