Death of A Ghost

Death of A Ghost

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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series DEATH OF A GHOST When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all. There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment--to eat bacon baps--but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen. It's clear something strange--and deadly--is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again...
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455558308
1455558303
Branch Call Number: FIC BEATO
Characteristics: 246 pages.

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1_Great_Book
Sep 29, 2017

Loved the ghost intrigue in this one - a departure from her usual style. Poor Hamish - will his love life ever improve?

tomato Apr 02, 2017

Is Beaton using a ghost writer? This Hamish Macbeth book is not that good. It has offensive language and attitudes that, while they might fit in with other types of novels and books I read, don't fit in with Hamish at all. Priscilla and Elspeth only appear briefly, for the sake of appearing. Too many puzzles and people that are a little hard to follow. Hamish Macbeth books are written to a formula - mess with it and you've lost this fan.

I think the author is in her eighties - perhaps it's time to leave Lochdubh behind. (it would be nice to learn about what happened to Sonsie, though!).

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jazpur
Mar 18, 2017

I can never decide which of MC Beaton's two main characters I like best, Agatha Raisin or Hamish Macbeth.Death of a Ghost has Hamish on his toes in highly contorted situations and there's a lot of wry humour along the way. What's not to like?

I was a bit disappointed in this book. Not really too much about a ghost as the title implies.
The book meanders along and by the end of the book I kind of lost the story along the way. Enjoyable but not one of M. C. Beatons best

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ree86
Dec 07, 2016

A former high-ranking policeman moves to dreary Drim and engages Hamish MacBeth to get to the bottom of the ghostly sounds emanating from a ruined castle. There are criminal activities and plot twists aplenty - and personal intrigue, too.

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