Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton

The title is actually Death of a Valentine: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery. I know, I know; this is not one of the titles listed in my last post. I had been on hold for this book for about two months; when it came to me on Sunday (ironically, Valentine's Day); I just started reading.
Update: I am on p.46 out of 214 in The Catcher in the Rye. I'm just not into it. I'll keep trying. I am still listening to/ enjoying The Devil in the White City. It is, however, a book on tape that I listen to on the way to work. I have had snow days, been ill, and had more snow days over the last two weeks, so I am not finished with this title yet.
Cozy: This book is an English cozy, that is, a typical who-done-it. Hamish Macbeth is the hero of the Hamish Macbeth mysteries. He is a red-headed policeman in Lochdub, Sutherland, Scotland. He isn't the brightest, but he uses his people-skills to find out the truth. This book, like the other Hamish books, kept me changing my opinion of the murderer until the end. I will say, though, that this was the first of Beaton's book about which I have guessed correctly.
I also enjoy Beaton's other mystery series with the heroine Agatha Raisin.
Question: What is your favorite book series?


  1. It's difficult to decide on a favorite book series but I have read the following series' multiple times:

    Anne of Green Gables
    Harry Potter
    Lord of the Rings

    I also like anything with Hercule Poirot.

  2. I agree about Hercule. I prefer him to Miss Marple. If you read any of Agatha Christie's works with Ariadne Oliver as a character, you will hear Agatha Chrisite's rather unflattering opinion of Hercule.
    I adore all of those series!