Saturday, February 7, 2015

Review: Death of A Liar by: M.C. Beaton

Title: Death of A Liar
Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Grand Centeral Publishing
Series: Hamish Macbeth #31
Pages: 272
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

My Thoughts:

Hamish MacBeth and his partner  Dick are called out to investigate when a woman claims to have been attacked by someone.  Upon arriving they find out that she is known as a liar.  Not long after that they get called by the same woman again whose claiming now there being an intruder, but not believing her they ignore her call.  Hamish spends the next day checking on the woman fear not sitting right with him.  What they find is the woman dead.

This book dealt with alot of mystery, adventure and quite interesting characters.  In this book everyone seems to have a roll to play in solving the murder. I found myself enjoying the characters and how they each played a part.  

This book definitely had everything as for a while I thought the case was never going to get solved regardless of how many pages were left to go.  I was hooked until the end.  Definitely a great series for those who enjoy British or Scottish mysteries.
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