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Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 20
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When John Heppel, a visiting writer to Lochdubh, first proposes forming a writers' circle, the idea is met with much enthusiasm from local residents. However, once the classes get underway, attendance quickly falters due to one undeniable fact: John Heppel is a long-winded, consummate bore. But is dullness a motive for murder? Hamish Macbeth wouldn't ordinarily think so. So when Heppel is found dead, Hamish begins looking for deeper meaning in the writer's stories, including a strange, unfinished soap opera script that seems to suggest a more sinister motive behind its author's unhappy ending.

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M. C. Beaton. (2005). Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 20. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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M. C. Beaton. 2005. Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 20. Blackstone Publishing.

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M. C. Beaton, Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 20. Blackstone Publishing, 2005.

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M. C. Beaton. Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 20. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2005.

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        Only established fans will enjoy M.C. Beaton's Death of a Bore: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, this predictable series' soporific 21st installment (after 2004's Death of a Poisoned Pen), in which the contrary constable investigates the mysterious death of a self-styled "literary writer" and world-class bore in that Scottish Shangri-La, the village of Lochdubh. Should the U.K. TV series based on Beaton's Hamish Macbeth novels reach the U.S., expect more readers to wake up and pay attention. Agent, Barbara Lowenstein. .

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