Death of A Kingfisher

Death of A Kingfisher

Large Print - 2012
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To bring in tourists, the quaint Scottish village of Braike markets its woods as The Fairy Glen, and tours soon begin to arrive. However, after a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods, the town turns to Police Constable Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again, the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410445209
1410445208
Branch Call Number: LT M BEATON M
Characteristics: 313 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns.


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Preeceville56
Oct 18, 2014

Time to retire Hamish. Very disappointed with this book.

tomato Jun 19, 2012

M.C. Beaton must be "of an age" now, and it shows in the writing. Earlier Hamish stories were far superior.

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JeanH
Apr 01, 2012

Death of a Kingfisher is a very disappointing book and not one of Beaton's lighthearted "cozies." I usually have a smile in my soul when I finish a Beaton book. Not this one.

This one gets into sinister descriptions of the killings and the plot is almost silly with all the contortions. As well the antagonists are very flat and not Beaton's usual character development.

ehbooklover Mar 24, 2012

After reading this entry in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series, I am not sure that I will read any more. A very convoluted plot including one totally unrealistic method of murder made for a sub-par read at best. Most of the characters are one-dimensional and unlikeable. If you want to try one of these books, do yourself a favour and start from the beginning of the series.

bookfanatic1979 Feb 27, 2012

I was clipping right along with this entry, marveling at the complexity of the plot. I couldn’t wait to see who the bad guy was. Sigh. Is it me, or did the villain seem to come out of left field with very little preparatory work beforehand?

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