[Reviews] Death of a Charming ManA less pleasant read than usual, but an important one if you're invested in the setting and characters.
If the Queen of Hearts were more a victim and less a dictator, she might die like this.
M. C. Beaton found huge success overseas and that translated eventually to similar success in North America, but sometimes it can be difficult to keep everything straight because her books have been published by so many different publishers. Occasionally, the same book gets published multiple times under one name, and then again as a different title. Such is the case with the eighth entry in the series, "Death of a Greedy Woman," which was initially published as "Death of a Glutton."
Really good filler, but far from the strongest entry thus far...
"Death of a Prankster," the seventh book in M. C. Beaton's series of novels about police constable Hamish Macbeth, did manage to make me laugh. The laughter came out of sympathy I managed to (just barely) find for the characters the novel featured.
Hamish Macbeth means to take a break from his work, but of course finds himself ankle-deep in a murder mystery, instead.
In "Death of a Snob," the sixth book in M. C. Beaton's series about police constable Hamish Macbeth, the officer of the law has a cold. It is a miserable cold, and he is feeling sorry for himself because no one seems to care (which may have something to do with the fact that no one even knows).
Not the compelling mystery novel I was hoping for, but a reasonably enjoyable read just the same.
"Death of a Hussy," the fifth book in M. C. Beaton's series of novels about Scottish police constable Hamish Macbeth, is the first installment to leave me somewhat disappointed. I liked it, but it didn't utterly enthrall me.
                                                            
© 2013 JasonVenter.com/Venter Media