Death of A Valentine

Death of A Valentine

Book - 2010
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Amazing 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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446547383
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BEATON M
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jun 02, 2019

“The way to a man’s heart is through the kitchen.”

- advice from Constable Josie McSween’s mom

From the get go, you know the confirmed bachelor Sgt. Hamish Macbeth had better watch his step in private life as well as professionally as the head constable of Lochdubh in the Scottish highlands. Constable McSween is a dedicated fan of romance novels but tends to apply those dreamy tales to her relationships…including the one that involves Hamish McBeth. Between investigating crimes and checking on the welfare of the local populace, she plots ways to win his heart or failing that, ensnare him. Regardless of the methods employed, following her wiles is entertaining. Will she prove to be successful? Listen along to find out!

The reader, Graeme Malcolm, seamlessly takes the listener from character to character through plot advancing conversations to surprise murders. Along with the author, he gives the listener the feeling of being in the Scottish highlands.

This installment in the Hamish Macbeth series is a hoot. You may root for love to find a way but will love win out in the end? Hamish has so many irons (or is that women?) on the fire he has trouble knowing his own heart. It’s a fun listen as Constable McSween tries to jump the que to the front of his list.

Mar 07, 2016

Death of a Valenine --- by --- M. C. Beaton.
Once again Beaton has created a marvelous story. This time her hero, Hamish Macbeth learns that he is to be assigned an assistant constable. The police station has an extra bedroom which would serve nicely for the new copper but it would be a gargantuan task to first clean out the room and dispose of all those things that had accumulated over the years. But it’s all a moot point: the new constable is a policewoman and she very soon has designs on Hamish. It’s an interesting story which, as usual, keeps us guessing till the very end.

Oct 17, 2014

Always thought Hamish and Priscilla should be together now I think Hamish is just fine with his dog and cat.

Jun 12, 2014


Mar 04, 2013

A nice light mystery story. Easy read, something different.

Nov 03, 2012

If you're going to read fluff, read the best fluff! Hamish is adorkable, every bit of the story is enjoyable.

Jul 14, 2010

Haven't read a funnier mystery in years.

Apr 06, 2010

Hamish is being tricked into marriage, there are the usual various murders, and Hamish himself is the victim of attempted murder. Never a boring moment.


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