Thursday, October 14, 2010

'Death of a Glutton' by M.C. Beaton

Genre: Cozy Mystery

About: (From Goodreads)
A greedy glutton meets a gruesome end in the latest Hamish Macbeth mystery. When the woman is found dead--and an apple stuck unceremoniously in her mouth--Macbeth has to postpone his wooing of the Tommel Castle Hotel proprietress, Priscilla, in order to solve the case.

Why I wanted to read this book:

  • Several of my blogging buddies love cozy mysteries and this author. I found a bunch of them for 25 cents each last year at my library sale..I bought all that they had!!
What worked for me:
  • The witty writing!! It will certainly keep me coming back for more.
  • Hamish- I like him and am cheering on his love sickness for Priscilla!!
  • The setting of the story- Northern Scotland
  • The characters- funny, eccentric, but yet so believable!!
  • It was a fast 176 pages.

What didn't work for me:
  • I enjoyed it all..just a fun read!
Recommend?  Yes, especially to those that love cozies!! The ending has left me wondering though if the real killer was actually caught!!! You know that feeling of finding out you've been bamboozled??? That's how I felt in the end and I'm still wondering if this particular person got away with murder!! P.S. I read this totally out-of-order...I know can you believe it? And it was o.k. I never felt like I missed out on a thing!!

My Rating: 4/5

Source:  My own shelves

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  1. I like cozy mysteries, but haven't read any in ages! There's just so much out there to read! But this does sound like fun, and probably not a book that would have caught my eye without your review, Staci.

  2. These mysteries sound fun, but I've yet to read one...LOL

  3. Ohhhhhhhhh wow!! This does sound fun! And I am shocked you read out of order! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. I like cozies too, although I also like clear endings! Maybe I'll skip this one! :--)

  5. I love cozies as palate cleansers, I'll have to look for these and get a couple on hand.

  6. I have not read a cozy in years. I should give them a look.

  7. I've read a few books in her Agatha Raisin series, but not any of these. I thought they were good reads. Maybe one day I'll get to one of these just to give it a try.

  8. Nice review, gotta love witty writing! One one day I will try one of these cozy mysteries I hear so much about

  9. this does sound like a fun read.

  10. I don't know if I ever read a cozies mystery, but loved this review. Makes me want to try one.

  11. I've heard a lot of good things about this author as well although never read anything. I guess I may have to.

  12. I really enjoy Agatha Raisin, but have never read Hamish Macbeth. Another one for the list...

  13. Staci Hi -- I love Hamish Macbeth and Ms Beaton has another funny series about Agatha Raisin.
    Thanks for pointing out there's a new Hamish!

    I never sseem to be able to read a series in order. They usually do have enough information to catch up.

  14. I like Hamish MacBeth.... so I'll have to watch for that one.

    Thanks for the tip!

  15. I want to read these too! My library had a few for sale as well...hmm..!

  16. This author is on my list becuase of you! Can't waut to get these books. Thanks Staci.

  17. I love cozies and this author is new to me. I'm going to start checking book sales too.

  18. I do love Hamish! I haven't read any of these for a while. I'll have to see if I can find some for 25 cents at my next book sale so I can get a pile of them, too!

  19. I am a super fan of this series- I read all of them one winter, and was going to start them all over again this winter. I even got my husband hooked on them. :)


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