Death of a Snob

by M.C. Beaton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0804109125 Global Overview for this book
Registered by trekwoman of -- Somewhere in the state --, California USA on 12/31/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by trekwoman from -- Somewhere in the state --, California USA on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Paperback. Purchased used from the library sale.

Journal Entry 2 by trekwoman from -- Somewhere in the state --, California USA on Saturday, January 10, 2009
Per usual, Hamish MacBeth is not the sharpest crayon in the box when it comes to figuring out women. I think he's a pretty simple soul, best left to puzzling out murders and spending time with Towser, his affable dog. Left to his own devices for Christmas, after a planned visit home is scrapped by his mother, Priscilla (Hamish's true love) asks his aid for Jane, a friend of hers whose sense of drama and paranoia run deep. Is Jane *really* the target of a murderer? Over holiday, he mooches a free holiday at Jane's health estate, among a group of people she knows, in exchange for his police knowledge. When one turns up dead, Hamish puts himself to the task, irritating local citizens and police alike.

Not bad. I had fun reading it. Slight variation on the "And then there were none".. group murder premise. If you really care to suss out the crime for yourself, the details and clues are there. I preferred to skim along on the story and let it play out.

Reserved for bookpatch's Oldies but Cozies mystery box.

Journal Entry 3 by trekwoman at Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 20, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (3/24/2009 UTC) at Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Releasing in bookpatch's "Son of Oldie-But-Goody-Cozy" box.

Journal Entry 4 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Thursday, April 09, 2009
Taking this one from the cozy mystery bookbox - have only read one other in this series but I did like the character of Hamish. Thanks for putting it in the box :)

Journal Entry 5 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This was an enjoyable mystery. A few quirky characters on a clannish Scottish island health resort along with a Scottish policeman who has a few preconceived ideas about women and an eye for a murder case made for a fairly entertaining tale. And M.C. Beaton always adds a dash of humor for good reading! :) Thanks for sharing this book.

6/13 - was selected by oisec from the Bookobsessed Mystery VBB - will be mailing out soon.

Journal Entry 6 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Mailed to oisec June 16, 2009

Journal Entry 7 by rem_BPO-303097 on Saturday, July 18, 2009
Yay, thanks a lot, Dancing Dog :-)

Journal Entry 8 by rem_BPO-303097 on Saturday, August 22, 2009
Since there is already a summary in the older journal entries, I will not write a new summary.

I enjoyed this one a lot! I like Hamish Macbeth as a character. His behavior is not what you'd expect of a sleuth or of a police officer,no matter how small the town he works in might be. Throughout the book I was laughing a lot!

If you like mysteries that also make you laugh because of the characters, this is one for you IMHO.

Journal Entry 9 by elsi at Sanger, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Arrived in today's mail. This looks like a lovely series and I've been looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sending.

Journal Entry 10 by elsi at Sanger, Texas USA on Friday, April 29, 2016
I finally got around to starting the series -- and now to reading this 6th book in the sequence. As with the others, I enjoyed it. Hamish is an appealing, but exasperating character. He gives the impression of being a country bumpkin (to use a US expression - don't know what the Scottish equivalent would be), but he's clever enough to solve the mystery each and every time.

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