Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth's life is going to pot. He has-horrors!-been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a self-proclaimed traveler named Sean and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village. Hamish smells trouble, and he's right as usual. The doctor's drugs go missing. Money vanishes. Neighbors suddenly become unneighborly. The tension only explodes after the itinerant Sean is found brutally beaten to death. Suspicion quickly falls on his girlfriend, but with nobody willing to talk, the canny Hamish faces the tough task of worming the facts out of the villagers. As he uncovers a bizarre story around the murdered traveler, Macbeth knows he must find the truth soon, before the killer gets away for good....
|Title||:||Death of a Travelling Man (Hamish Macbeth #9)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||254 pages|
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Death of a Travelling Man (Hamish Macbeth #9) Reviews
It’s been a while since I really enjoyed a Macbeth book and had a few good laughs at the characters’ expense. This particular book really pleased me because the plot was the focal point and it kept me in suspense more than usually. The side characters and villagers were entertaining and the ending holds quite a cliffhanger. One of the better Macbeth instalments.
What's the best indicator of a fine read? When you can't wait to get to the library to select the next one in the series. That's definitely the case with Death of a Travelling Man.
In this novel, two transients blow into Lockdubh in a remodeled bus, and the village is turned topsy-turvy by one of them, the malevolent Sean. It's a common plot device for M.C. Beaton -- in this series as well as her Agatha Raisin series; however, Beaton is able to make it seem fresh in Death of a Travelling Man. You ...more
Start at the beginning. Here is the chronological order:
1. Death of a Gossip (1985)
2. Death of a Cad (1987)
3. Death of an Outsider (1988)
4. Death of a Perfect Wife (1989)
5. Death of a Hussy (1990)
6. Death of a Snob (1992 )
7. Death of a Prankster (1992)
8. Death of a Glutton (1993) Also published under the title "Death of a Greedy Woman"
9. Death of a Travelling Man (1993)
10. Death of a Charming Man (1994)
11. Death of a Nag (1995)
12. Death of a Macho Man (1996)
13. Death of a Dentist (199 ...more
What can I say, I love Hamish Macbeth. And this one was a special treat in several ways. Not the murder case itself, as usual, but the characters, the Highlands, my favourite village bobby's life. For once I wish the fifth star said "I loved it" and not "it was amazing": Don't see this as a recommendation when you're looking for great literature. This is a book to settle down with for a lazy Sunday afternoon when the real Scotland is too far away or too expensive. Tea and scones could probably m ...more
Hamish Macbeth is an endearing character and I keep listening to this series because the mysteries are usually engaging and the characters in the village are fun to keep tabs on as they live their quiet lives. But something bad is often happening in their village, like this time when a couple who fancies themselves as modern Gypsies parks their bus in the village. The travelling man begins to worm his way into the villagers' lives, with disastrous consequences. And Hamish's private life takes a ...more
I bought the first ten books from the Book People for £9.99 and wasn't expecting much but loved the whole set.
Another fun Hamish Macbeth mystery.
Another delightful visit with Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious village of Lochdubh in the Highlands of Scotland. Hamish has to work hard in this one to solve the intricate murder of a Travelling Man - especially when so many wanted him dead. Quite complex events occurring in this remote location. Do enjoy this series!