Death of A Dreamer

Death of A Dreamer

A Hamish MacBeth Mystery

Large Print - 2006 | Large print ed.
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Enticed by fantasies of the simple life, dreamers are occasionally drawn north by the rugged Scottish landscape. They usually don't last, defeated by the climate or inhospitable locals. But it looks as if Effie Garrand has come to stay. When local constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her after a particularly hideous winter, he's amazed to find the small woman still in residence. Unfortunately, Effie is also quite delusional, having convinced herself - and everyone else - that local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. After a huge fight with Jock, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock. Now, it's up to Macbeth, the self-styled "unambitious man," to find the dreamer's killer before any more nightmares unfold. M. C. Beaton's intricate plotting and lively characters are masterfully presented in this unabridged audio version.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2006.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781597222303
Branch Call Number: Large Print X
Characteristics: 325 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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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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