Death of a Kingfisher
P C Hamish Macbeth can_t help but admire the resourcefulness of the Highlanders during the Recession _ in tough times they have to lure tourists to their sleepy towns and the quaint village of Braikie has come up with a novel solution. It really More...
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Limited
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.78" long x 0.79" tall
P C Hamish Macbeth can_t help but admire the resourcefulness of the Highlanders during the Recession _ in tough times they have to lure tourists to their sleepy towns and the quaint village of Braikie has come up with a novel solution. It really doesn_t have that much to offer apart from a place of rare beauty called Buchan_s Wood, which the clued-up local tourist board director has rechristened _The Fairy Glen_ and has had brochures printed with a beautiful kingfisher rising from a lake 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 it is up to Hamish to get involved_ and his investigation quickly turns from mistreatment of birds to murder_
M. C. Beaton is the author of two enormously popular mystery series, Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin. The Scottish Highlands are the setting for the Hamish books, which has been made into a successful television series in England. The quaint village of Lochdubh, plentiful eccentric characters, and easygoing local constable Hamish--solving the murders of a nag, a glutton, a macho man, a cad, and more--make this series an entertaining read. Agatha Raisin is a retired London public relations executive trying to adapt to living in the English countryside. Her attempts to be accepted by the Cotswold villagers often lead to mysterious deaths of such characters as a tourist, a veterinanian, and a gardener with Raisin becoming the village sleuth. Beaton, who also writes romance novels under the name of Marion Chesney, was born in Scotland. Beaton lives in the English Cotswolds.