Death of A Macho Man

Death of A Macho Man

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Baker & Taylor
The one-man Scottish police force Hamish Macbeth returns in his twelfth well-turned mystery as the prime suspect in the murder of the town ne'er-do-well, Randy "Macho Man" Duggan, whose real killer is surprisingly close at hand.

Blackwell North Amer
Everybody in Lochdubh knew about the pro who dubbed himself the Macho Man. The huge, tattooed, mean-looking stranger won a willing audience for his bragging and tall tales by buying round after round at the local pub. But his nasty insults led to some vicious fights. His sneaking about the village aroused angry suspicions that he was fooling with some Lochdubh wives. And his sneering challenge to policeman Hamish Macbeth to a public bout triggered the constable's own temper, not to mention an epidemic of bookmaking.
As the day of the big fight approached, excitement engulfed Lochdubh. At least half the village was betting on the Macho Man, eagerly anticipating Hamish to take a bloody pounding and perhaps lose his job. Then, on the night of the great event, the wrestler was found shot to death in his cottage. Hamish was both off the hook and in the doghouse.
To save both his career and his life, Constable Macbeth has to delve into the shadowy - and unsavory - past of the Macho Man. The trail leads to the unexpected: the hidden lives and buried secrets of a salty fisherman, a reclusive romance writer, a respectable matron, a restaurateur's wife, and even Hamish's ex-fiancee Priscilla Halburton-Smythe and her newest boyfriend.

& Taylor

The one-man Scottish police force Hamish Macbeth becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the town ne'er-do-well, Randy "Macho Man" Duggan, whose real killer is surprisingly close at hand

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780892965311
Branch Call Number: MYS Beaton, M 200.12 1996
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 08, 2015

Death of a Macho Man --- by --- Mc. Beaton
Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth Mysteries are firmly rooted in the Scottish highlands. They are laced with Scotch whiskey, blooming heather, the burr of Scottish accents and rain, lots and lots of rain. To say that Macbeth, the village copper of Lochdubh is unconventional would be an understatement. And yet, over the years, his competent solving of crimes in the village has only managed to irk and antagonize his commanding officer. To say the least, he is a square per the constabulary is constantly trying to force into a round hole. In “Death”, Macbeth once again shoes up the rest of the force by single-handedly solving a puzzling case the rest of the department had written off as “solved”. “Death” is one of those challenging novels that has you asking “Who did it?” and just when you’re about to say “aha, I’ve got it” it jerks you around and leaves you more confused than ever.

Oct 07, 2014

Good series. Looking forward to watching the TV series starring Robert Carlyle as Hamish.


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