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Ellen posts on 1/16/2013 7:57:20 PM Sonsie first appears in "Death of a Bore," although I don't think she's named in that book. I root for Hamish and Priscilla.
LRShimer posts on 12/26/2012 4:21:08 PM I too have been trying to figure out in which MCBeaton book Hamish's wildcat Sonsie appears. I know that Luggs shows up in A Highland Christmas (one of my favorite to reread at this time of year - especially the reference to his departed dog Towser). Also I haven't yet found the book in which he decides that Priscilla is cold
Linda posts on 7/9/2012 5:07:10 PM Lugs appears in A Highland Christmas. I too am trying to learn of Sonsie's arrival.



Bob posts on 6/24/2012 6:03:20 PM Barbara Tahir- Just to clear one of your issues, the British etc. consider what we call the Middle East, as Asia, and those from there are Asians. In fact, I think it's starting over here and the term "Middle East" seems to be frowned upon.
Elizabeth Ball posts on 7/15/2011 12:09:05 PM In which Hamish MacBeth book do Sonsie and Lugs first appear? Thanks in advance.
Barbara Tahir posts on 4/30/2011 4:01:08 PM I too am an American and I love M. C. Beaton whether she writes under this name or as Marion Chesney. In fact years ago when I could not find any more Marion Chesney books a bookshop owner told me that she thought the author had passed away. I broke into tears right there in the book shop and cried for several days. The bookshop owner apparently felt very badly because the next week she called me and told me that after researching she had found that Marion Chesney was NOT deceased but writing under the name M.C, Beaton. I too am getting tired of the poor editing these days. I have seen mistakes such as Saudi Arabia placed in Asia; Virginia called one of the Union states and Wales placed north of England (did they perhaps MEAN Scotland?). I try to send emails to the publishers or to find the author on facebook. And I find that sometimes they just do not care! One publisher told me that facts do not matter if they are in a work of fiction! YIKES!
Islandgirl posts on 7/27/2010 6:37:29 PM Well, I'm an American and I'm definitely rooting for Hamish to eventually marry Priscilla. I believe he's supposed to be in his 30s.
Deb C posts on 9/11/2008 1:38:29 PM I'm reading Death of a Gentle Lady at the moment. It's good, but I must be having a bad day as I find the character of Hamish is beginning to grate on my nerves with his constant peevishness, and his childlike behaviour around women. How old is he supposed to be anyhow?
Rita posts on 6/20/2008 2:43:53 PM I just read "Death of a Celebrity". At a funeral there is a quote supposedly from Corinthians, "a time to love and a time to die." This should be Ecclesiastes 3. The correct version is "a time to love and a time to hate." Most Church of Scotland ministers would indeed read the passage from 1 Corinthians 15 dealing with the resurrection of the dead. The Hamish books are delightful.
Mike LaMar posts on 3/5/2008 1:43:37 AM Although I think British readers would prefer that Hamish eventually marry Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, I think most American readers would prefer for him to marry Elspeth Grant. I wish I could find an Elspeth Grant in real life! In Death Of A Dreamer, Det. Chief Inspector Blair breaks his leg and his collarbone, and he uses crutches; but Hamish later tells a friend that Blair broke his arm and collarbone! (Sorry, I was an editor!)
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