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Death of a Nurse: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 31
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James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....
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        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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On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....
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On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....
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        December 7, 2015
        In bestseller Beaton’s by-the-numbers 32nd Hamish Macbeth mystery (after 2015’s Death of a Liar), the Lochdubh, Scotland, police sergeant meets Gloria Dainty, a beautiful private nurse, and arranges a date with her. Hamish doesn’t understand why Gloria doesn’t show, until he stumbles on her body at the bottom of a cliff. Det. Jimmy Anderson answers Hamish’s call to the crime scene, followed almost immediately by brusque Insp. Fiona Herring, who takes charge. Hamish conducts his own investigation parallel to the official one, which focuses on elderly Percy Harrison, Gloria’s patient, and Percy’s housekeepers, Juris and Inga Janson. Complications run from the expected (Detective Chief Inspector Blair seeks to embarrass Hamish) to the unexpected (Col. George Halburton-Smythe tries to play detective). Hamish nimbly avoids bureaucratic pitfalls and shrewdly sniffs out deceptions as one murder leads to another, but this entry lacks the author’s usual sparkle. Series fans will hope for its return in Hamish’s next outing. Agent: Barbara Lowenstein, Lowenstein Associates.

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        December 15, 2015
        Beaton's unambitious but talented police hero continues to be attracted to all the wrong women. Sgt. Hamish Macbeth has hidden his talents in order to stay in the village of Lochdubh with his beloved dog and wild cat. His current officemate in the tiny police house is Charlie Carter, a large, likable, clumsy man who seems bent on destroying many of Hamish's meager possessions. Hamish's former fiancee Priscilla Halburton-Smythe's father, owner of the Tommel Castle Hotel, despises Hamish but has taken a shine to Charlie, whom Priscilla invites to stay in the hotel butler's suite. Hamish's latest unsuitable crush, stunning nurse Gloria Dainty, cares for wealthy, irascible, wheelchair-bound Mr. Harrison. Soon after Gloria stands Hamish up for a dinner date, her body is found at the bottom of a cliff. Hamish and Charlie, assigned to the case, are supervised by Inspector Fiona Herring, a tough-as-nails woman, married to a judge, who seems intent on ensnaring Charlie in an affair. Hamish soon learns that Gloria was plotting to manipulate Harrison into bequeathing her money. Since his son and daughter-in-law would do anything to thwart her scheme, is one of them Gloria's killer? Hamish's bosses are happy to pin the murder on a druggie and close the case. Not Hamish. The latest appearance by the charming Scot (Death of a Liar, 2015, etc.) provides all the quirky characters and striking Highlands scenery you could want, along with one of Beaton's most successful mysteries.

        COPYRIGHT(2015) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        January 1, 2016
        Hamish Macbeth, who runs the constabulary in the village of Lochdubh, in the Scottish Highlands, is probably better suited to being a squire or a gamekeeper than a cop. All Hamish wants is time enough to amble about, enjoying the beauty of loch, sky, and speckled trout. But he very rarely gets what he wants, in life or in love. Dead bodies are always popping up in his tiny jurisdiction. In this, the thirty-first Macbeth mystery, the lovelorn cop becomes infatuated with Gloria Dainty, a nurse who dresses like a soft-porn fantasy and who is tending to the very acerbic invalid James Harrison, owner of a restored Victorian hunting lodge. Macbeth asks for a date but is stood up. Turns out Dainty had a good reason: a few days later, Macbeth discovers her body wedged between rocks on the coast. Suspects abound, from rejected or manipulated lovers to the old man she was tending. More murder follows. Macbeth, when roused to action, is very canny at solving mysteries, and the Highlands setting is always satisfying. A fine mix of eccentric characters, vivid landscape, and engaging mystery.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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        September 15, 2015

        Though new-in-town James Harrison is puzzlingly unpleasant when Hamish Macbeth pays a visit, Hamish does make a date with Harrison's lovely private nurse Gloria. Then she turns up dead. With a 40,000-copy first printing.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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