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Death of a Dreamer: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 21
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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...

DEATH OF A DREAMER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

The rugged landscape of Scotland attracts dreamers who move north, wrapped in fantasies of enjoying the simple life. They usually don't last, but it looks as if Effie Garrard has come to stay. When Constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her, he's amazed that she weathered the difficult winter. But Effie is quite delusional, imagining that she's engaged to local artist Jock Fleming. Later, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock.

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DEATH OF A DREAMER: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

The rugged landscape of Scotland attracts dreamers who move north, wrapped in fantasies of enjoying the simple life. They usually don't last, but it looks as if Effie Garrard has come to stay. When Constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her, he's amazed that she weathered the difficult winter. But Effie is quite delusional, imagining that she's engaged to local artist Jock Fleming. Later, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock.

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        Beaton's flawless 21st installment in her popular Hamish Macbeth series (after 2005's Death of a Bore
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        The bodies do pile up in this 21st Macbeth tale, set in the Scottish Highlands. First, a romantic dreamer of an artist is found dead with her ring finger cut off. Then an obnoxious American tourist goes missing, the possible killer of both is shot, and the real murderer dies as well. More melodramatic than most in the series, it still is lots of fun, and Beaton's fans are legion. She is a Scot who lives in England.

        Copyright 2006 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        A wine bottle loaded with antifreeze. A Scottish dance party interrupted by obsessive jealousy. A " Brigadoon"-like setting in northern Scotland that quickly turns Hitchcockian. Beaton is a masterful mixer of disparate elements that result in crime novels that are part police procedural and part psychological thriller. In this, the twenty-first in the Hamish Macbeth series, Beaton positions the stolid Constable Macbeth, sole lawman in the tiny village of Lochdubh in the Highlands, at the end of a winter marked by a series of spectacular blizzards. Macbeth is certain that the newcomer to the village, Effie Garrard, an artist under the influence of the usual romantic baggage about life in the Highlands, will have long abandoned her isolated cottage. But Effie seems to be in fine fettle, even talking about another newcomer artist falling in love with her. Then spring arrives, and Effie is found dead on a hillside. Macbeth's higher-ups rule the death a suicide, but he is bothered by the scene of the crime and the psychology behind the woman's death. A clear-cut case of murder follows, with Macbeth trying to discover a connection between the two. While the plotting itself is intricate and absorbing, Beaton, a Scot herself, excels at giving readers a taste of Highland life and creating a believable character in the lonely, brilliant, continually frustrated-in-love Macbeth. A treat.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2005, American Library Association.)

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