But it looks as if Effie Garrand has come to stay. When local constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her, he is amazed to find the small woman still in residence after a particularly hideous winter. Unfortunately, Effie is also quite delusional, having convinced herself and everyone else that local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged.
After a huge fight with Jock, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock. Now, it's up to Hamish to find the dreamer's killer before any more nightmares unfold.
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©2006 Marion Chesney; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks America
"Beaton's flawless 21st installment in her popular Hamish Macbeth series...boasts amusing local color and singularly savvy sleuthing." (Publishers Weekly)
I just love M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series! I can't get enough of them. I've read them all and I love the audio books as well. Death of a Dreamer is not a disappointment if you love Hamish.
Excellent narration, story, and character development. You will be in Scotland and enjoy the people and environment as the mystery evolves and gives up its secrets.
I am difficult to please, but this one is superb.
I wanted some lovely escapist fun and this one was perfect. It had enough depth to be interesting, but without becoming painfully real. Most of the bad guys got their comeuppance in the end, which is great or 'grand', as Hamish would say. Hamish has women all around him and none of them changing his life much at all, which was fun. The real constants are his pets and his work.
I am a great fan of this series and this book does not disappoint. The characters are still fascinating and the story is fresh, but I did guess the murderer before Macbeth did!
The murder plots in these books are far fetched but to me they are becoming secondary to the personal aspects - Hamish as he develops in self awareness about how he relates to women. I wish he and Elspeth would get together but I think Hamish's attraction to Priscilla will always interfere - he is safe with her because she has even more of an aversion to intimacy than he does.
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