Death of a Dentist Book Summary and Study Guide

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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
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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.

The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   doctors/patients Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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