Death of A Liar

Death of A Liar

Book - 2015
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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth investigates the murder of a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands who had lied about being brutally attacked.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781455504787
1455504785
Branch Call Number: BEATON M
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 22 cm.

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reeread
Sep 17, 2017

Hamish continues to walk the fine line between being clever and insightful but appearing dull witted enough to avoid promotion and the closure of his beloved comfortable Lochdubh police station and the lifestyle he enjoys.

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

(Book 30 in the Hamish Macbeth series)

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zipread
Jan 01, 2016

Death of a Liar --- by --- M. C. Beaton
Hamish Macbeth, police constable in the far north of Scotland is one again called upon to solve not just one murder but this time, three of them. And as always, he’s up to the job. In the meantime there’s the usual inter-police department rivalry and skullduggery; there’s a love interest; and plenty of false leads to keep the reader quite occupied trying to outguess Hamish and figure out the clues. The weather in this rugged part of Scotland is given a lead role: storms, sleet, snow, and more storms. Makes one sometimes wonder that Hamish might get blown clear all the way to Norway. A good book to read.

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4catsdogs
May 30, 2015

I have given this 5 stars not because M C Beaton will ever win the Man Booker prize, but because the author has excelled herself at what she does. The main character, Hamish, is very likable and you feel as if he is an old friend. The story abounds with quiet, subtle humour that makes me laugh out loud. I am reading it slowly so as to relish every bit of it.

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DASTardlyGal
Apr 01, 2015

Loved the book, and needless to say, enjoyed it. I found that planned spring cleaning had to be put on hold so I could finish it because I was getting into it so much. I don't know how Miss Beaton does it. After 20 something Hamish books, she still can capture my attention and still spins a good yarn. I just wish Blair would go away, and I used to like Daviot, but now, he's turning into someone unsavory, but still prefer him to Blair. Oh, well, can't have everything we want. I can't wait for the next book. As much as I love Agatha Raisin, I think I love Hamish just a tad bit better. One complaint, and I realize she has to use it because some readers don't read her books chronologically, but wish Miss Beaton would stop with talking about how Hamish used to be engaged to Priscilla and Elspeth and how the Tomel Castle was his idea but the odious Colonel Halburton-Smyth keeps saying its his idea. Other than little things like that, I hope she keeps bringing out the Hamish and Agatha books.

MedinaReads Mar 02, 2015

Sergeant Hamish MacBeth received a report that a woman, Liz Bentley, had been attacked. When he went to investigate he found out that she lied. As a matter of fact , she's a habitual liar. He soon forgets about her. When a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh, are found murdered, Hamish gets caught up in the investigation. Suddenly he gets a call from Liz Bentley again. This time she is claiming that someone is trying to kill her. He ignores her and tells her to get help for her lying. But then her body is found. He begins to wonder if her murder is connected to the murder of the Leighs when he discovers she was tortured like they were. But who are the Leighs? Is that really even their name? And who really is Liz Bentley and what is her connection to the Leighs? follow along with Hamish as he tries to untangle the whole mess and as he finally discovers what's really going on.
Recommended by C.L., Seville Library, MCDL

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readlisten
Feb 13, 2015

I do love a Hamish Macbeth. Perhaps not one of the better ones, but still such a pleasure. Hamish remains his brave, sometimes bumbling, but honourable self, and the other characters, though written small, are sharp and true.

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gtct
Feb 10, 2015

The usual group of endearing and lovable supporting characters doing their utmost to turn Hamish's life inside out. Another great read.

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