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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Death of a Dreamer (Hamish Macbeth, #22)

My first ever read of M C Beaton. A short review.

I've got several of them on my shelf and find them very easy to read. The books are small, a good sized font and are ideal for someone who can read in between appointments, endlessly waiting for someone (me) so this was a quick read.

I found the style succinct and to the point. I expected much more. I thought the rural setting of the Highlands would have been more descriptive. I think I've got used to (and liked) descriptions of the country where the book is actually based. This may be due to the fact that I enjoy travel and this is another vicarious way of visiting these fabulous places! from that point of view this book disappointed me but that is me.

Straight forward murders in a sleepy locale. The local cop is looked on as a bright spark by some and a plodder by others. He however has the reputation of finding the killer (always!).  Quirky characters involved including the murdered victims and all are not what they seem - including the copper's pets - loved their names by the way Lugs and Sonsie! thought that was really good.

A pleasant enough read and if you are looking for a book that you could just pick up and start and then put aside and come back to later this is perfect. 


  1. I so agree - there's always a time when a light cozy is just the thing. I've read a couple of these -- very enjoyable.

  2. I read one of Beaton's books a while ago and thought it was okay.

  3. I haven't read any of the series but I keep meaning to.

  4. On my list Mystica, I enjoy reading her work!

  5. Hi Mystica. It was good hearing from you. As you know, after reading The Returned, I have no problem putting a book down and picking it up again. You never know how it'll end! Lol...

  6. I adore M.C. Beaton's books - both this series and the Agatha Raisin series. Murder made light but fun!

  7. Its really good . Keep on writing ... :)

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