Death of A Bore

Death of A Bore

A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

Book - 2005
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Confounded by the murder of Lochdubh writing circle's long-winded organizer, police officer Hamish Macbeth investigates the victim's writings for clues and wonders at sinister themes within an unfinished soap opera script.

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The poster in Patel's general store announces: "Do you want to be a famous writer? Famous writer John Heppel will help you become one." Lanky, red-haired Hamish Macbeth thinks no one will sign up even though Heppel wrote for a popular TV soap opera. The canny Macbeth is wrong. The desire to be published burns as brightly among Scots as do their hopes of appearing on the telly. Over a dozen budding authors show up at the village hall - and once Heppel mocks their writing and butchers their dreams, every single one of them wants to kill the arrogant little man.
Then someone does. Worse, many of Macbeth's neighbors - even the spinster twins, Jessie and Nessie Currie - have motive, means, and opportunity. Worst of all, this high-profile crime brings the media and Macbeth's new boss, Detective Chief Inspector Heather Meikle, to Lochdubh. And to Macbeth's dismay, the whisky-drinking, man-eating Heather soon sets her cap for the bachelor constable himself.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. With his trusty dog, Lugs, tagging along, Macbeth must search for a way to exonerate his friends and uncover the real killer. Not entirely by coincidence, the path leads him to former girlfriend Elspeth Grant, now at a city newspaper. But romance for Macbeth sputters like a peat fire in the hearth: It will take a might blow to get it glowing. Instead, something unexpected will howl down the loch like a cold wind...leading Macbeth to danger and a surprising encounter, one that may change his life and batter his heart.

Baker
& Taylor

Confounded by the murder of Lochdubh writing circle's long-winded organizer, laconic police officer Hamish Macbeth investigates the victim's writings for clues and wonders at sinister themes within an unfinished soap opera script. By the author of Death of a Village. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780892967957
0892967951
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 22 cm

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LauraSteinert
Jan 17, 2019

Read this series in order! Spoilers on every page if you don't!
Thank goodness we are back to stories where the people who die are the ones who we feel a slight gratification that they are gone instead of the last two books where innocents died. When I read a Hamish Macbeth mystery I expect the bad to be punished, the good to win out, and bosses to be idiots and try to make people who love their work and life discontent and unhappy. I also am happy that the narrator is back to a "character" and not so disembodied. This plot seems a little more intricate than a few others, but this is still a perfect 5 hours of hanging out with friends and trying to avoid the prying eyes of the twins. Poor Hamish.

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

(Book 20 in the Hamish Macbeth series)

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Preeceville56
Oct 13, 2014

This book was okay not great. I found the part funny where Hamish keeps trying to get rid of the book given to him by the author and someone keeps bringing it back.

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HELEN M. ZSUTTY
Aug 25, 2011

This is the first Hamish Macbeth book that I've read. By the end of the book, I started to become attached to the main characters but I found the authors style of writing to be on the dull side. An easy read but have to give it only 2 & 1/2 stars....just ok.

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