****Death of a Village
by M. C. Beaton
Warner Books, New York, 2003. 245 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (MCN F BEA).
I found this book delightful. This is a cozy British mystery,
set among Scottish villages. Hamish MacBeth is a constable who is
in danger of being promoted and sent to the big city. He likes his
life in Lochdubh, so he must find a way to sabotage his promotion.
Once he’s back to work as usual, he finds another intriguing case.
A whole village is acting strangely. When their mayor’s house explodes,
police must decide if it is the work of Irish terrorists or someone local
with a grudge. No one in the village even got out of bed to investigate
when they heard the explosion.
This is a light-hearted mystery story, charmingly told. There
are some deaths and some danger, but nothing to make the reader sick with
fear or nauseated from the violence. I found it refreshing after
the darker story Winner Take All.
The next time a library customer asks for something “fun,” I will look for
Thanks to former customer Cat Geary for telling me that M. C. Beaton
is a good author a few years ago--I finally got around to reading one!
I do think that her recommendation got me to order the book in the first
Another book by M. C. Beaton: Death
of an Outsider
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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