In the dark, wintry highlands of Lochdubh, Scotland, where the local Calvinist element resists the secular trimmings of Christmas, the spirit of old Saint Nick is about as welcome as a flat tire on a deserted road. Nor is crime taking a holiday, as Constable Hamish Macbeth soon finds himself protecting an unhappy girl, unlocking the secrets of a frightened old woman, and retrieving some stolen holiday goods. Now the lanky lawman must use all his Highland charm and detective skills to make things right. And he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon toll and all Lochdubh will be forced to face another dreary winter without the comforting embrace of Yuletide cheer.
Have never read this author before. Really liked the read. You left with a good feeling. While not very long, it did what it needed to do.
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MC Beaton is tricky- simple stories are carried in beautiful little turns of phrase. This is a good hearted tale with a good hearted hero. Just enjoy it!
Yes, my wife & I struggled to follow it, especially in the car. Narrator sounds authentic but his voice trails off and is lost in road noise. Very hard to keep story and characters straight. Obviously it would have helped to have listened to the ten books that preceded this one.
Another good read in the Hamish Mac Beth series. The reader is great. This story reflects how most of us are feeling about Christmas today.
Hamish Macbeth delves into some of the local mysteries and finds a way, with his keen Highland intuition, to bring a satisfying resolution to them while at the same time weaving some Christmas magic into it all. Graeme Malcolm was perfect, as usual.
Classic Hamish and the town celebrate Christmas. Lots of Cheer to go around. Very light and feel good - no murders.
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