Death of a Celebrity: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 17
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Lochdubh, a remote village reached only by a one-track lane, nestles serenely
amid Scotland's hills ... until well-known TV reporter Crystal French races into
town in her bright BMW. And Constable Hamish Macbeth, dourly wed to duty
instead of the fiancée who dumped him, promptly gives her a summons for
reckless driving. Outraged, Crystal makes Macbeth's life a misery with a TV
report on policing in the Highlands. When she also rakes up old local scandals
for her new hit show, Macbeth notes that someone besides himself might be dead
keen to stop her. Then someone does—with stealth and violence. Finding out
who did it will lead the laconic Macbeth down roads he never envisioned, into a
dark story of passion and vengeance ... and perhaps a crisis of the heart all his own.

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Lochdubh, a remote village reached only by a one-track lane, nestles serenely amid Scotland's hills ... until well-known TV reporter Crystal French races into town in her bright BMW. And Constable Hamish Macbeth, dourly wed to duty instead of the fiancée who dumped him, promptly gives her a summons for reckless driving. Outraged, Crystal makes Macbeth's life a misery with a TV report on policing in the Highlands. When she also rakes up old local scandals for her new hit show, Macbeth notes that someone besides himself might be dead keen to stop her. Then someone does—with stealth and violence. Finding out who did it will lead the laconic Macbeth down roads he never envisioned, into a dark story of passion and vengeance ... and perhaps a crisis of the heart all his own.

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        December 17, 2001
        For readers who prefer their whodunits more cute than action-packed, Beaton delivers the 17th installment in his constable Hamish Macbeth series (after 2001's Death of a Dustman). Stodgy "town bobby" Hamish protects and serves the quaint Scottish highlands village of Lochdubh—which sees a lot of crime for a one-horse town—and outwits the Strathbane big-city police in this story of multiple murders and TV ratings. Seeking better numbers and national notice, the local station hires the glamorous and catty Crystal French, who presents some very nasty programs about what really
        goes on in a highland village. Needless to say, this doesn't please the local folk, and soon enough, Crystal is found murdered. Suspicion vacillates between the townspeople and the television people (including the woman whose job Crystal had taken), who have quite a few secrets of their own. Hamish sniffs around and formulates theories ("It's because I'm a village constable that I solved your murders for you. I know people better than I know police procedure"), but just when he thinks he's getting somewhere, there's another murder. Things become increasingly complicated, including Hamish's love life: local reporter Elspeth Grant is sweet on Hamish, even if he's too dense to realize it. With teasing epigrams at the start of each chapter, a good dose of Britishisms and light suspense that carries through details both quotidian (Hamish's traffic patrol and his dog Lugs) and faintly exotic (psychics and gypsies), this book is one to be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. (Jan. 9)FYI:Beaton is also the author of
        Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (Forecasts, Oct. 1) and other titles in the Agatha Raisin series.

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