The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series... a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations of rural life.
Beaton, a Scot herself, excels at giving readers a taste of Highland life and creating a believable character in the lonely, brilliant, continually frustrated-in-love Macbeth.
This fictional world-part cozy, part unsparing-can be highly addictive.
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status.
M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth books are a delight: clever, intricate and sardonic. The flavour is reminiscent of Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore and I'm very glad to own a complete set
It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh
Superb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive
As usual, Beaton delivers a delightfully old-fashioned, absorbing village mystery.