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    In “Death of a Hussy,” M.C. Beaton returns to her formula for success. Her Hamish
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Macbeth series is popular one and a delight to read. Maggie is a hussy--there's no doubt
about it! What a middle age tart she is! However, things aren't so funny when her car
catches fire--with Maggie in it! As usual, there are lots of suspects, and the local bobby
(Macbeth) naturally is on hand to investigate. And, as usual, it takes Macbeth, with his
slow--some would say stubborn--ways, he arrives at the conclusion, in true Beaton style.
One expects to wade through all the usual suspects (and red herrings) of a Beaton work
and this is no exception. Beaton also treats us to some excellent local color (her series is set
in the Scottish Highlands village of Lochdubh).   

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?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   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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