Death of a Ghost

Friday, September 1, 2017
M. C. Beaton

I love a good cozy mystery, and one of my favorite cozy little towns I keep coming back to is M.C. Beaton’s charming village of Lochdubh, nestled in the Scottish Highlands.  It’s the home of police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, the wiliest crime-solver in that remote part of Scotland.  Hamish used to be the town’s only police officer, until he was saddled with tall, clumsy Constable Charlie Carter.  In Death of a Ghost, Hamish is called to investigate ghostly noises heard at night coming from Castle Drim, a run-down ruin of a place recently purchased by newcomer, Handy Ebrington.  Hamish thinks the local troublemakers are trying to spook Handy.  Out to prove his point Hamish and Charlie spend the night at the castle in an attempt to witness the spooky goings on for themselves.  Sure enough, at midnight the haunting begins, but when Hamish and Charlie run to investigate they don’t find a ghost. Instead Charlie, true to his clumsy nature, falls through the old floor and lands in the cellar where he discovers a dead body.  While waiting for backup to retrieve the body, Charlie and Hamish, who are starving after a long cold night of ghost-hunting, pop into a local shop to eat some bacon baps.  However, when they return to the castle they discover that the body has mysteriously vanished.  Clearly something spooky is going on and Hamish and Charlie must get to the bottom of it before the ghostly killer can strike again!  Check our catalog.

Death of a Ghost is the thirty-third installment in M.C. Beaton’s very popular Hamish Macbeth mystery series. 

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