Death of a Poison Pen review


Goodreads: When the residents of Lochdubh begin receiving poison pen letters, no one takes them seriously. But Constable Hamish Macbeth fears them, and his instincts prove correct when the postmistress is found hanging from a rope with a vicious poison pen letter at her feet.

Oh Hamish, how do you get yourself into such messes? Why can’t you just take the “easy” way out and let the lackeys higher up classify a murder as a suicide, just this once? Because he is Hamish Macbeth, defender of the poor, downcast and adamant believer in justice for all!

Still, he doesn’t win any points for butting in on murders, especially from that prig Blair.  But the poor little postmistress lived a quiet, uneventful life – so he thinks – and deserves justice for an obviously sneaky murder.  Of course, this is the tip of the iceberg and before you know it, others are dead or kidnapped.

His love life is fully covered – whose blouse is on the floor? Could it be the cold Priscilla, the fun Elspeth, or the newcomer, Jenny?  Ah, I’m not going to read and tell!

Another fun book by M.C. Beaton.  High in intrigue and quick-moving, the book flew by and I had that usual let down feeling because I didn’t want it to end just yet.  Lugs, his faithful companion, is a dear…but is he so faithful? Where does he sneak around to when his master is out solving crime? Hmmm.

Have to give this one an A and am trying very hard not to go on to the next one tonight.  My eyes are too tired and I have a massive headache so probably should take a day off from reading…probably. 🙂


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