DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP
- Pub. Date: February 2011
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Series: Hamish Macbeth Series , #27
- ISBN-13: 9780446547390
- ISBN: 0446547395
From the Publisher
In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager’s fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn’t believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete’s body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it’s up to Hamish to discover who’s responsible for the dirty deed—and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM EARLY BIRD ARC REVIEW AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP (A HAMISH MACBETH MYSTERY) by M.C. Beaton is a delightful mystery set in Scotland. It is written with details,depth,fast paced,a quick read,with twists and turns. It has murder, mystery,chimney sweeps,police procedural,highland superstition,castles,Scottish people,and friendships.This is a story of a small sleepy village full of surprises and a murderer who will stop at nothing to find what or who they want.The local police believe the culprit has been found in the chimney sweep,who was found died later,so they close the case.However, Constable Hamish Macbeth, questions the findings of the local police.He does not believe the case is an open and shut case.If you enjoy mystery,and Scottish superstitions you will enjoy this one.It is a quick read full of surprises and twists and turns. This book was received for the purpose of review from Early Bird ARC reviews and details can be found at Grand Central Publishing,a division of Hachette Book Groups, Inc.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn