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Hamish Macbeth, M.C. Beaton's low-keyed constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, thinks he finally has some moments to call his own; after all, things have been very quiet up in the Highlands. As he's busy tending his hens and sheep, a newcomer arrives in the village--alas,however, he is soon found dead, with few apparent clues as to the cause. In this Beaton episode of the Macbeth series, we find Hamish dealing with drugs and the ramifications they present. Hamish goes undercover on this one and as usual Beaton provides us with an entertaining "solution"--as this series is certainly addictive. Hamish gets his man (and woman, too)!
This report prepared by Bill Hobbs








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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