From the author of the Agatha Raisin television seriesDEATH OF A VALENTINE A Hamish Macbeth MysteryAmazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth s newest constable and blushing bride to be While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters After all, if it weren t for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn t be a wedding at all For it was a mysterious Valentine s Day package delivered to the victim before her death that initially drew Hamish and Josie together on the investigation As they work side by side, Hamish and Josie soon discover that the woman s list of admirers was endless, confirming Hamish s suspicion that love can be blind, deaf and deadly....
|Title||:||Death of a Valentine (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Book 25) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Grand Central Publishing 12 Januar 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||171 Pages|
|File Size||:||568 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Death of a Valentine (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Book 25) (English Edition) Reviews
Wer die Reihe kennt, kann nicht glauben, dass Dorfpolizist Hamish Macbeth wirklich heiraten wird, und schon gar nicht Josie McSween, die ihm als Constable zugeordnet wird. In dem Fall der ermordeten Dorfschönheit Annie ist sie jedenfalls keine Hilfe. Mit einem üblen Trick versucht Josie, Macbeth zur Heirat zu bewegen. Dieser Handlungsstrang ist besonders vergnüglich.
I have read a few books of this series, and this isn't one of the best.Especially Josie is just too stupid.But it is entertaining in its own way, a nice light read for long evenings when there is nothing on TV and you're too tired to concentrate on something more sophisticated.
Obwohl ich nun inzwischen die ganze lange Reihe der vorausgegangenen Folgen gelesen habe, fasziniert mich Hamsih MacBeth immer noch. Die ganze Atmosphäre stimmt, wie ich auf so manchem Schottlandbesuch erfahren konnte! Einfach gut und entspannt zu lesen.
.... und wieder mal ein Knaller aus der obigen Serie - wirklich gut geschrieben - hoffentlich kommt auch die TV-Serie bald ins deutsche Fernsehen.
"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies." -- Proverbs 31:10If you haven't read any other books in this series, don't start with this one. You won't appreciate the series' background and character development, which add at least one star to a reader's enjoyment.Death of a Valentine delivers a double dose of romantic mystery, first when a local beauty queen, Annie Fleming, receives an unexpected valentine, and second when Hamish's new constable, Josie McSween, decides that she would like to become Mrs. Macbeth. In the middle of these machinations, Hamish frequently bumps into his former loves, Priscilla Hallburton-Smythe and Elspeth Grant, with comic consequences.Poor Hamish doesn't do well with promotions, and as this book opens he is once again Sergeant Macbeth. Promotions mean having a constable under foot and the threat of further promotion that would require living in Strathbane, a fate worse than death from Macbeth's point of view. He's surprised when they send him a woman as the new constable, and he's not at all pleased. Josie McSween was smitten at the first sight of Hamish after hearing his reputation for crime solving and has asked for the post so that she can gain Hamish's attention. How will she compete with Hamish's love of his animals and the easy life?The mystery valentine aspect of the story is one of the better crimes to unravel in this humorous series. I thought it was a five-star effort.The hunting of Macbeth by Josie McSween is primarily a spoof on romance novels. If you like extreme humor where a woman goes to the kind of extremes that men sometimes do to attract a woman, you'll find this to be a very jolly story. I thought it was over the top for my taste and could have been reduced in scope and length to good effect.The story is one of the very best for clearly portraying all of Hamish Macbeth's many character flaws and attributes. If you enjoy seeing Hamish pushed to the brink, you'll find much to enjoy in Death of a Valentine.Happy Valentine's Day!