|Plot Summary of Death of a Dentist|
|" The serenity in the village of Lochdubh has been disconcerted once again! The local dentist has been found murdered and the list of suspects is
quite long! It seems that Dr. Gilchrist, in addition to being a practicing dentist,
is a skilled womanizer, as well; one whose death will find no shortage of
suspects! M.C. Beaton, in this 13th of the Hamish Macbeth series, is once
again, well, M.C. Beaton. Predictable as summer heat in Texas, each of the
books, nonetheless, is a delight to read. Macbeth is the local constable,
laid-back, soft-spoken, idealistic, and more often than not, quite human.
Beaton's Scottish Highlands setting complements her police procedurals
and makes the series well worth the time devoted to following the quite
competent, but understated, accomplishments of her protagonist. As the
solution of “Death of a Dentist” (inevitably) comes into view, the reader, while
not surprised, will find the book worth the effort! A delightful read.
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Death of a Dentist|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- drug dealers
- finding a known killer
- government investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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