Death of A Celebrity

Death of A Celebrity

Book - 2002
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"Access to Lochdubh is along a single, twisting, one-track road, but even its isolation can't keep Crystal French of Strathbane Television from dragging her crew and cameras into town. There to do a new show focusing on village life, Crystal quickly earns the outrage of the local folks when she rakes up old scandals and intimate secrets - tactics that promptly get her high ratings. Soon, even the local astrology column is hinting that Crystal had better watch her step. And no one, least of all Constable Hamish Macbeth, is surprised when she is killed." "Glum with the news that his former fiancee, the incomparable Priscilla, has found a new love interest, Macbeth fails to notice that the writer of the astrology column, a pretty lady named Elspeth Grant, has taken a fancy to him. He spends his time with his dog Lugs, all the while bucking the police brass with his own theories about who murdered Crystal." "Warned off the case by his Strathbane superiors, Macbeth is left to question a troupe of gypsies about quarters stolen from the Lochdubh Laundromat. But when violence again disrupts the placid Highland air, Macbeth finds his theories evaporating. With a new threat appearing on the horizon - one that would forever tear him away from his beloved Lochdubh - everything is unclear in Macbeth's world, except for his own haunting suspicion that the killer is someone he knows all to well ..."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780892966769
Characteristics: 259 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jan 17, 2019

If you have read the previous 16 books you already know how wonderful this light, bright. funny book is going to be. If you haven't read the previous 16 books, do not read this! These books have to be read in order so that you know the multitude of characters; some brief interaction with a neighbor means nothing if you don't understand the complexity of the village and the interwoven fabric of lives.

Jan 14, 2016

Death of a Celebrity --- by --- M.C. Beaton

You can never get too much of Hamish Macbeth, the copper who’s beat is the wee village of Lochdubh. Murder calls on all of Hamish’ skills and intuition to solve the crime. Entertaining to read. MC Beaton is a is expert practitioner of the art of suspenseful writing.

Oct 11, 2014

Television crew are awful people and bring misery to Lochdubh. Good quick read. Poor Hamish will he ever find the one.

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