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Death of a Policeman.

Death of a Policeman

M.C. Beaton

Grand Central Publishing

c/o Hachette Book Group

237 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017

www.hachettebookgroup.com

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9781455504749, $8.00, Paperback, 304 pp., www.amazon.com

Preserving his beloved small town Scottish Highland police station is a never-ending battle for Hamish Macbeth. And this time, he has to survive in the face of facilities being closed all over Scotland in the wake of cost-cutting. Meanwhile there's plenty to do, including the investigation into the shotgun death of a policeman who was spying on Hamish at the behest of his arch-enemy, Chief Inspector Blair.

This novel, the 30th in a long-running series, is a little different, especially as it encompasses the love lives of the various characters, including Hamish's assistant, Dick. And even Hamish begins to wonder whether he wants a companion other than his pets and Dick.

All the wonderful characteristics which have made the Hamish Macbeth mysteries popular abound in this latest entry: the local color, dialect and residents. And this time Macbeth exhibits a side of himself that is uncharacteristic in an effort to keep his beloved Lochdubh police station open.

Recommended.

Theodore Feit

Reviewer

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Date:Feb 1, 2015
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