February 9, 2010

Death of a Valentine Photobucket

Death of a Valentine by M. C. Beaton  (Rating-4)

Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 978-0-44-54738-3
At the request of The Hachette Book Group, a HC copy was sent, at no cost to me for my honest review.
  Synopsis: (from the book's jacket)
Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth will be married at last. Everyone is the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth's newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters. After all, if it weren't for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn't be a wedding at all.
  My Thoughts: This was the first book that I read, of many that have been written, by this author. After getting past the Scottish dialect, I was pulled in and rooting for Sergeant Macbeth. A small town police sergeant who uses his common sense and gut instincts in solving crimes. A modern day Mayberry mystery.
  My Opinion and Rating: I gave this book a rating of 4. An enjoyable and fast read. Macbeth was a character that one could not help but like. The two page prologue, which introduced the setting of Macbeth's wedding and his feelings on this memorable day, grabbed this reader in and wanting more. The plot of the Valentine murder had me turning the pages to find out who-done-it from the multiple list of characters. A recommended mystery read !!!
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my HONEST review.
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Kaye said...

This was a fun one! One thing about Beaton is the books read up quickly. Do you read her other series, Agatha Raisin? Those are always good for a few laughs.

bermudaonion said...

This does sound good! I'm sure it would take me a little while to get used to the dialect as well.

April said...

This sounds really good!! What a gorgeous blog you have!! I truly love it!

CMash said...

Kaye: this was my first M.C. Beaton book..will have to check out that series.

Bermudaonion: that was my only stumbling block

April: Thank you so much for the compliment.

Thank you all for stopping by.