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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Monday, April 14, 2014

"Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6)

Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6)Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a quick and easy book and the plot is fairly predictable, but the characters are always good and the Scottish Highlands are always interesting.  I listened to this on the new eaudiobooks from my library and found it was the perfect book to listen to while doing other things around the house.

Hamish Macbeth is the laid back constable in the village of Lochdubh. He is feeling sorry for himself because he has the flu and is alone at Christmas.  Priscilla asks him to spend the holidays at a health farm on one of the outer islands and see who it is that is trying to kill her friend.

There are numerous quirky characters staying for the holidays and Hamish has to sort through the various lies to arrive at the killer and motive.  From the beginning it is obvious who is to be killed.  I always love these obnoxious characters and delight in seeing them killed off.  I wonder why?  Is it just that we all wish to do away with certain characters in our lives and enjoy the victim by proxy?  Judging from the number of books that follow this formula, I am not the only one.

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