Death of A Macho Man

Death of A Macho Man

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Everybody in Lochdubh knew about the pro who dubbed himself the Macho Man. The huge, tattooed, mean-looking stranger won a willing audience for his bragging and tall tales by buying round after round at the local pub. But his nasty insults led to some vicious fights. His sneaking about the village aroused angry suspicions that he was fooling with some Lochdubh wives. And his sneeering challenge to policeman Hamish Macbeth to a public bout triggered the constable's own temper, not to mention an epidemic of bookmaking. As the day of the big fight approached, excitement engulfed Lochdubh. At least half the village was betting on the Macho Man, eagerly anticipating Hamish to take a bloody pounding and perhaps lose his job. Then, on the night of the great event, the wrestler was found shot to death in his cottage. Hamish was both off the hook and the doghouse.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c1996.
ISBN: 9780892965311
0892965312
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 22 cm.

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maipenrai
Aug 19, 2016

AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE THRU MNLink. 12TH IN SERIES

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Apr 08, 2015

Death of a Macho Man --- by --- Mc. Beaton
Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth Mysteries are firmly rooted in the Scottish highlands. They are laced with Scotch whiskey, blooming heather, the burr of Scottish accents and rain, lots and lots of rain. To say that Macbeth, the village copper of Lochdubh is unconventional would be an understatement. And yet, over the years, his competent solving of crimes in the village has only managed to irk and antagonize his commanding officer. To say the least, he is a square per the constabulary is constantly trying to force into a round hole. In “Death”, Macbeth once again shoes up the rest of the force by single-handedly solving a puzzling case the rest of the department had written off as “solved”. “Death” is one of those challenging novels that has you asking “Who did it?” and just when you’re about to say “aha, I’ve got it” it jerks you around and leaves you more confused than ever.

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Preeceville56
Oct 07, 2014

Good series. Looking forward to watching the TV series starring Robert Carlyle as Hamish.

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