Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Highland Christmas

A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
by M.C. Beaton
Warner Books, 1999

Christmas in Locdubh, Scotland, promises to be a dismal affair, with the Calvinist element firmly against any secular display. And Constable Hamish Macbeth's hands are full with a frightened old woman whose cat has gone missing, a forlorn little girl in need of friends, and the mysterious theft of some holiday goods. Can he make everything right by Christmas Day?

Beaton is a wonderful author who creates memorable characters, and Macbeth is a hilarious protagonist. If reading this doesn't fill you with Christmas cheer, nothing will!


Kimber said...

Didn't this also used to be a TV show? I seem to remember that actor from The Full Monty playing Hamish...I just love the name. I'll have to check out the books now too!

Susan said...

Yes, there's a TV show based on the books. I can hardly understand what they're saying on the telly version though!! I think you'll enjoy reading the series - her Agatha Raisin series is awesome, too!