Death of a Kingfisher



➳ Death of a Kingfisher Read ➻ Author M.C. Beaton – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 The quaint vill 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 The quaint village of Braikie doesn t have much to offer, other than a Death of MOBI :ò place of rare beauty called Buchan s Wood, which was bequeathed to the town The savvy local tourist director renames the woods The Fairy Glen, and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover It isn t long before coach tours begin to arrive But just as the town s luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth And when violence strikes again, the lawman s investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.Death of a Kingfisher

Like her on Facebook Learnon her website Marion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction Death of MOBI :ò department in John Smith Sons Ltd While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic She left Smith s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian When that didn t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New YorkAnxious to spendtime at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in After she had written over of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with to , she began to write detectives stories in under the pseudonym of M C Beaton On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader to the town The savvy local tourist director renames the woods The Fairy Glen, and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover It isn t long before coach tours begin to arrive But just as the town s luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth And when violence strikes again, the lawman s investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder."/>
  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • Death of a Kingfisher
  • M.C. Beaton
  • 19 September 2018
  • 1472103025

10 thoughts on “Death of a Kingfisher

  1. says:

    Okay I ll admit it, Hamish becomesandappealing with every book I read I find him infuriating, selfish, arrogant yet completely endearing Here he is down at Brailke investigating fairies, kingfishers and psychopaths, whilst trying not to fall in love with a possible suspect Charming trip back to Scotland to see Hamish, Dick, Lugs and Sonsie.

  2. says:

    I m a huge fan of this series, but from the first page to the middle of the story, I wondered who had taken over writing these books for MC Beaton and thought he she needed to go back and read the early books This and the book before this is not the Hamish Macbeth mystery I ve come to love and look forward to The writing style ischoppier than I remember the other books, too As I got into the book, well in to Chapter 4, it got better and kept my interest Then, near the end, around Cha I m a huge fan of this series, but from the first page to the middle of the story, I wondered who had taken over writing these books for MC Beaton and thought he she needed to go back and read the early books This and the book before this is not the Hamish Macbeth mystery I ve come to love and look forward to The writing style ischoppier than I remember the other books, too As I got into the book, well in to Chapter 4, it got better and kept my interest Then, near the end, around Chapter 11 or so, it got bad again Not so much the writing as the plot line Russian gangsters, pyshopath children, people we ve never met, and one of the most unsatisfying endings I ve read in a long time On the positive side, the middle section still had the things I look forward to in this series descriptions of scenery, Hamish s love for where he lives, the villagers I ve come to know although not nearly enough or as much as in the past , Hamish s pets, the steps in solving the mystery Elspeth and Priscilla make and appearance, but I think those romance angle have worked their way out Unless in the next book Elspeth doesn t get married again, I m ready for a new love angle for Hamish

  3. says:

    Another enjoyable one in the Hamish Macbeth series Part of it I suspected, but not in the way which it came about Not really fond of the mystery plot, but I love this series for the characters.

  4. says:

    I have read every one of the Hamish MacBeth books, loved everyone and counted the days until the next one came out, but this one was a disappointment It just wasn t the Hamish we ve come to know and love Dick Fraser, the new constable they gave Hamish to help him was a decent addition The mystery was too jerky and disjointed In all there were 6 murders and that s not counting the Kingfisher and his family It really was all over the place and hard to keep track The two children, 16 and 12 I have read every one of the Hamish MacBeth books, loved everyone and counted the days until the next one came out, but this one was a disappointment It just wasn t the Hamish we ve come to know and love Dick Fraser, the new constable they gave Hamish to help him was a decent addition The mystery was too jerky and disjointed In all there were 6 murders and that s not counting the Kingfisher and his family It really was all over the place and hard to keep track The two children, 16 and 12, were quite unbelievable can t give youdetails about them without spoiling it for you and the end left you very deflated.There just wasn t enough interaction with all of the old friends we look forward to seeing when we venture back to Lochdubh.Maybe there have been too many in the series and Ms Beaton is running out of ideas or losing interest in our lovable Hamish Maybe she should marry him off to Elspeth and end the series on an up note

  5. says:

    I love Hamish Macbeth I have read all 28 of the books in the series BUT, I did not enjoy this one as much as the others I felt the author was reaching too far, the mystery was too complicated, the characters too over the top Usually her characters are the center of the story In this one, Hamish was so busy running from place to place and uncovering one bizarre clue after another, that I often felt lost Then, to add insult to injury, there was no true resolution to the crime Not good.

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed this latest edition to M C Beaton s Death of a series I always enjoy going to Lochdubh in Scotland and finding Hamis MacBeth in his little police station, staying 10 steps ahead of his superiors in Strathbane Death of a Kingfisher is a mystery involving the deaths of 2 individuals in the same village One is a cranky old woman whose family stands to get a lot of money when she dies However, there is a problem with the will The old woman might not win Grandmother o Really enjoyed this latest edition to M C Beaton s Death of a series I always enjoy going to Lochdubh in Scotland and finding Hamis MacBeth in his little police station, staying 10 steps ahead of his superiors in Strathbane Death of a Kingfisher is a mystery involving the deaths of 2 individuals in the same village One is a cranky old woman whose family stands to get a lot of money when she dies However, there is a problem with the will The old woman might not win Grandmother of the Year , but compared to her grandkids, she s an angel MacBeth also meets a gorgeous young woman who unfortunately for MacBeth, is married That doesn t stop him from going on at least 2 dinner plates However, one of his ex girlfriends helps him see that what he is doing is wrong and MacBeth does stop pursuing the young lady.Hamish has a new constable with him The gentleman is older and is close to retiring Hopefully he ll be around for at least another book or two Sonsie and Lugs the dog wild cat Hamish owns are of course getting in the way.Overall, I was sad to have the book end However, the way it ended, there might be a sequel of sorts Witt the grand kids being involved I wouldn t mind seeing them come back, even though they seem to be evil geniuses in the making.If you like mysteries and reading about different locales, and having a local copper outwit his superiors on a regular basis, you ll like not only this book, but the entire Hamigh MacBeth series

  7. says:

    Not the Hamish that I have come to know and love I usually love Hamish Macbeth, but in this book, he just doesn t seem to have his most loveable characteristics such as his usual sudden flashes of enlightment and his doggedness once he s getting close to figuring out the mystery, or his wonderful quick wit which I didn t see much in this book The book isn t bad, but it just isn t what I have come to expect from this author The mystery is actually pretty good, but Hamish seemed to be stumbling Not the Hamish that I have come to know and love I usually love Hamish Macbeth, but in this book, he just doesn t seem to have his most loveable characteristics such as his usual sudden flashes of enlightment and his doggedness once he s getting close to figuring out the mystery, or his wonderful quick wit which I didn t see much in this book The book isn t bad, but it just isn t what I have come to expect from this author The mystery is actually pretty good, but Hamish seemed to be stumbling a bit I like his new constable Dick I think he shows real promise as a foil to Hamish s intelligence I didn t care for how the book ended either since it left a lot of unsettled business which I know will reappear in the next book, and partiuclarly these two wicked characters which I really don t care to read about again I didn t find them particularly believable I will still read Hamish as he is still one of my favourite fictional characters

  8. says:

    Death of a Kingfisher is the 27th book in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series Buchan s Wood in the village of Braikie in the Scottish Highlands has become a major tourist attraction and becomes targetted by vandalism starting with the murder of a kingfisher and his family and leading to the murder of a nearby resident It is always a pleasure to catch up with Hamish Macbeth and the villagers of Lochdubh with all their eccentricities Another fast paced mystery with plenty of happenings to keep Ha Death of a Kingfisher is the 27th book in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series Buchan s Wood in the village of Braikie in the Scottish Highlands has become a major tourist attraction and becomes targetted by vandalism starting with the murder of a kingfisher and his family and leading to the murder of a nearby resident It is always a pleasure to catch up with Hamish Macbeth and the villagers of Lochdubh with all their eccentricities Another fast paced mystery with plenty of happenings to keep Hamish occupied Unfortunately his love life has not improved Another excellent and entertaining mystery and a very relaxing read

  9. says:

    On the second read, the plot feels forced, and the resolutions come too quickly The reader this was an audiobook went so far on the accent, I couldn t understand the words.Disappointing overall The regular characters had only cameo appearances.

  10. says:

    It was great to be back in Hamish land, and while similar details, circumstances, and procedures which are inevitable, this being the 27th book in the series occurred, I still love reading about Hamish, his beasts, and the life of his Highland village The crimes in this case felt a little inconclusive, but some of the characters were creepy and it was a fun read.

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