Death of A Ghost

Death of A Ghost

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There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it's the local lads going there to smoke and drink. Hamish and Charlie decide to spend the night to investigate. Hamish finds the body of a dead man propped up in a corner of the cellar. But when CDI Blair arrives to investigate the body, there is none to be found...
Publisher: New York, New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781455558308
Characteristics: 246 pages ;,22 cm.

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fayco1111
Feb 25, 2019

good book

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gryphondear
Feb 05, 2019

Closely follows "Death of a Nurse" in time frame. This time Hamish looks for a ghost and finds a body, which disappears immediately after he calls in the investigation team. He finds the body again, and sorts through things with his usual helpers.

Does it seem possible that all books in a series of books by the same author are uniformly excellent? That might be the situation here. " 'I'm telling you, man, you creep me out,'said the youth./ ' Oh, change the TV channel inside your weak brain,' said Hamish. 'Sadie? Come on, lass, what's it to be?'/ 'Go home, Geordie, said Sadie./ 'I am afraid Geordie stays right here,' said Hamish./ Geordie stepped forward swinging his fists. Charlie picked him up as if he were a small child and place him on top of a crate, saying 'Sit there and shut up.'/ "

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whipper
Nov 19, 2018

Excellent Hamish MacBeth book. Can hardly wait for the next one

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engmike
Nov 12, 2018

i have read all her books about Hamish but i thought this one was not one of her best poor storyline with confusing plot lost interest before i had finished the book

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1_Great_Book
Sep 29, 2017

Loved the ghost intrigue in this one - a departure from her usual style. Poor Hamish - will his love life ever improve?

tomato Apr 02, 2017

Is Beaton using a ghost writer? This Hamish Macbeth book is not that good. It has offensive language and attitudes that, while they might fit in with other types of novels and books I read, don't fit in with Hamish at all. Priscilla and Elspeth only appear briefly, for the sake of appearing. Too many puzzles and people that are a little hard to follow. Hamish Macbeth books are written to a formula - mess with it and you've lost this fan.

I think the author is in her eighties - perhaps it's time to leave Lochdubh behind. (it would be nice to learn about what happened to Sonsie, though!).

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jazpur
Mar 18, 2017

I can never decide which of MC Beaton's two main characters I like best, Agatha Raisin or Hamish Macbeth.Death of a Ghost has Hamish on his toes in highly contorted situations and there's a lot of wry humour along the way. What's not to like?

I was a bit disappointed in this book. Not really too much about a ghost as the title implies.
The book meanders along and by the end of the book I kind of lost the story along the way. Enjoyable but not one of M. C. Beatons best

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ree63
Dec 07, 2016

A former high-ranking policeman moves to dreary Drim and engages Hamish MacBeth to get to the bottom of the ghostly sounds emanating from a ruined castle. There are criminal activities and plot twists aplenty - and personal intrigue, too.

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