Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton

I very much enjoy the easy read of a Hamish Macbeth story by M.C.Beaton. Ms Beaton is an inspirational writer. She still produces two books a year: one in her Hamish Macbeth series and another in her Agatha Raisin series. Her books, The Death of a Kingfisher and The Death of a Travelling Man are reviewed on this site.MC Beaton

Death of a Policeman starts differently to any of the other Hamish Macbeth stories I have read in that there is a very bloody murder of a policeman early in the book. Thereafter the novel reverts to a familiar romp through the beautiful Scottish Highlands with Hamish, his friends and enemies until the crime is solved.

death of a policeman

The author adds extra tension to the story by introducing the threat that the little police staion in Loch Dubh may be closed and Hamish re-assigned to a bigger town, perhaps even to Inverness. Our hero wants to avoid this at all costs!


I also enjoyed the vignettes where the dog, and cat (a wild cat) are taken for walks or out to play in the countryside. That made me laugh.

All in all, I really did enjoy The Death of a Policeman by M.C.Beaton and I highly recommend it. It would be an excellent book club read.

Val Penny


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