Death of a Policeman

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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 25, 2014 - Fiction - 272 pages
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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A POLICEMAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryLocal police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

There's a theory that English murder mysteries are popular because they end up affirming the idea that there is a moral order to the cosmos to which the story resolves. I think Beaton is pushing ... Read full review

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

Lots of murders in this book, some of them quite grisly. This was not the Hamish MacBeth that I remember from earlier books. Nothing cozy about this one. Even Hamish himself seems rather unpleasant ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries. The BBC has aired 24 episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, which will air as an eight-episode dramatic series on Sky1, starring Ashley Jensen. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. For more information, you can visit MCBeaton.com.

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