Death of An Addict

Death of An Addict

Paperback - 2001
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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series... DEATH OF AN ADDICT: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Former drug addict Tommy Jarret rents a Scottish chalet to check out reports of a sea monster. But when he is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, constable Hamish Macbeth suspects foul play. Teaming with Glasgow Detective Inspector Olivia Chater, Macbeth goes undercover and dives into the underworld to root out a cartel secretly entrenched in the Highlands.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2001, c1999.
ISBN: 9780446608282
0446608289
Characteristics: 214, 18 pages ;,18 cm.

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LauraSteinert
Jan 11, 2019

The previous 14 books were different. In each of the earlier cases, part of the pleasure of the story is that someone bad "got their comeuppance." There is something deeply satisfying in reading that the person who should die, does. I still loved the story, and for the first time can understand how Blair can keep his job--he works with idiots who watch too many American TV cop shows and "dirty cop movies" and have lost whatever little common sense they were born with.
I suspect that some reviewers are reading this book without having read the precious books. READ THIS SERIES IN ORDER or you just won't "get it."

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maipenrai
Aug 19, 2016

AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE THRU MNLink. 15TH IN SERIES

hammy28 Sep 01, 2015

A classic Hamish Macbeth mystery. After the sudden death of an ex drug addict, Hamish not satisfied with the findings of the Strathbane detectives, goes undercover to uncover the truth. Full of all quirky characters, this is a typical British mystery. Lots of intrigue but no blood and gore.

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Preeceville56
Oct 10, 2014

Did not care for this story. Reading the drug deal setup was like watching a bad movie.

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chromybaby33
Mar 24, 2014

This is one of the best in this super series. The plot is fresh and the characters are deeper than usual. I highly recommend this one.

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