Monday, February 22, 2016

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

Title: Death of A Nurse
Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Hamish Macbeth #31
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover ARC
Source: Grand Central Publishing


M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.

James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....

My Thoughts:

This book is the 31st book in the Hamish Macbeth series and the stakes seem higher in this book.  Hamish meets a nurse Gloria Dainty while visiting a new resident in town of Lochdubh Mr. Harrison who seems to be put off by just about everyone and everything.  The new nurse Gloria tries to smooth things over with Hamish even accepting a dinner date but when she doesn't appear Hamish feels he's been blown off but when he finds her dead he sets out to figure out who killed her and why?  What he learns is so much more.  Who was Gloria Dainty and what did she plan to do with Mr. Harrison?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story as I have become fond of Hamish and the people he works with.  I do miss Dick who left the force to open a bakery with Anka.  Reading this book can you see how much Hamish misses his policeman.  You can see where he has gotten somewhat protective of Charlie his new policeman.  

Blair is also up to his tricks trying to get rid of Hamish's police station going so far as hiring people to spy on Hamish's policeman Charlie Carter and Police Inspector Fiona Herring.  Which seems to be Hamish underlying issue dealing with Blair and his sneakiness and the fact that he never gets sacked over it.

I loved reading this book the lazy cop who always figures out the who did it.  This book didn't disappoint in the least if anything it showed 31 books later and Hamish Macbeth still has it.  While this book you can kind of sense he wants to be with a gal but needs to find the right one for him.  Can't wait to see what Ms. Beaton comes up next!
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