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Death of a Glutton par [Beaton, M.C.]
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Longueur : 240 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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From Publishers Weekly

The seventh Hamish Macbeth mystery (after Death of a Prankster ) lacks the series' key strengths: the canny, tousle-haired, beanpole charm of the Scottish highland copper and the dour weirdness of the remote village he lives in are given scant play here. Instead, the author scrambles to assemble her cast, kill her odious and obese victim and have Hamish shyly serve up the solution in the presence of the usual cast of nasty superiors who hate his guts. A motley assortment of desperate souls, members of the Checkmate Singles Club, have come to the village hotel to spouse-hunt. Suddenly, one of the visit's organizers, a hog of a woman, dies with an apple inserted in her sizable gullet. Peta Gore wasn't exactly a lovable sort, and among the gang of timid, mousy secretaries, aspiring yuppies, big-haired bimbos and elderly lawyers, a killer surely lurks. In most Macbeth mysteries, he can be found cadging drinks, walking Towser the dog and trying to come to terms with his feelings for fair Priscilla, daughter of the local fallen gentryman. This time Towser never gets out of the tiny police station, and the Hamish/Priscilla romantic misfires seem to be repeating themselves. A minor addition to a previously winning series.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The latest Hamish Macbeth case occurs near a Scottish Highlands hotel, where someone murders an obnoxious, man-chasing fat woman. A quick read.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 954 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 240 pages
  • Editeur : C & R Crime (1 juin 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0056A8W54
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Par jasmin d'été MEMBRE DU CLUB DES TESTEURS le 7 juin 2010
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Une agence matrimoniale organise des voyages de grand luxe pour un public très ciblé. quel meilleur endroit qu'un hôtel-château dans le nord de l'écosse, chez la très stylée Priscilla ? Seulement alors que tout avait été bien organisé, un associé de l'agence trouble-fête gloutonne débarque et désorganise l'ensemble. Mais il y a beaucoup d'argent en jeu à gagner..Divertissant ! j'ai aimé
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HASH(0x8db78c78) étoiles sur 5 old book renamed and presented as new title 28 juin 2011
Par James M. Storrs - Publié sur
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I love the Hamish Macbeth series. It is shameful that Hachette Book Group republished an older title, Death of a Glutton, renaming it Death of A Greedy Woman. The review should have made this clear to customers. I'm sure I'm not the only Amazon customer who ordered Death of a Greedy Woman thinking it was an original book in the series. This is both disappointing and makes me feel I have been deceived.
Death of a Greedy Woman (Hamish Macbeth Mystery)
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HASH(0x8db78ec4) étoiles sur 5 Re-issue of an old book! 29 juin 2011
Par Sherie S. - Publié sur
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This is a good book, but don't be deceived! This is a re-issue of "Death of a Glutton" from 1993 with a new title. I wish I had known this when I ordered it months ago as a pre-order and had to pay shipping, too! I just received it today, looked at the book, and saw "Previously published as Death of a Glutton" on the bottom of the front cover. It's been a while since I ordered it, but I don't think there was any mention on the Amazon website of this being a re-issuing of an old book. I ordered it because it was advertised as a new Hamish Macbeth mystery, and I have them all. Very disappointing! I'll have to be more careful in the future!
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HASH(0x8db78e88) étoiles sur 5 New Title, Old Book 2 juillet 2011
Par S. Leigh - Publié sur
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This book was previously published in 1993 as "Death of a Glutton". Its a good story but I wouldn't have bought it if I realized they had just changed the name of a book I had read. Its in the Hamish Macbeth series and I have been reading them in order. I'm disappointed.
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HASH(0x8db7d198) étoiles sur 5 Hamish Macbeth's Diet Revolution 18 juillet 2000
Par Mamalinde - Publié sur
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Well, perhaps not exactly a diet revolution, but even the reader will want to be the one to murder this disgusting glutton. Ms. Beaton once again weaves her highland magic, gathering together some real characters, killing off the figure who has absolutely no redeeming qualities, and letting the reader chase all the red herrings as Police Constable Hamish Macbeth (ever unambitious, ever the mooch, extremely unlucky in love and always in trouble with headquarters) takes us along for the ride. It is summer in the highlands of Scotland, and beautifully etched by the author, who sketches the characters with the same even hand. Delightful formula, but never exactly predictable.
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HASH(0x8db7d69c) étoiles sur 5 More Fun If You Find the Suspects Humorous 31 janvier 2007
Par Donald Mitchell - Publié sur
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Death of a Glutton is the eighth Hamish Macbeth mystery. It's the beautiful days of summer in Lochdubh, days that are soon to be replaced with cold and rain. Hamish is looking forward to enjoying these tranquil days while they last. But that hope is soon frustrated.

The Tommel Castle Hotel (formerly the home of Colonel and Mrs. Hallburton-Smythe and their daughter Priscilla before the Colonel lost his capital) is booming. But when a fishing party cancels at the last minute, the Colonel finds he may have to lower his social standards to fill the hotel. This fear is turned into a reality when Maria Worth books the hotel for Checkmate Singles Club, which matches up matrimonial prospects from among the well-to-do. Maria has invited eight people who want to marry well and thinks she has just the prospect for each one. Immediately, each one takes a dislike to the person Maria has in mind for them, but things seem to be proceeding anyway when they strike up conversations with other singles in the group.

Those plans are put seriously awry, however, when her not-so-silent partner, Peta Gore, shows up uninvited with her voluptuous, but self-centered, young niece, Crystal. The men flock to Crystal until they find she's dull. That enrages the women. Peta turns out to be a world-class overeater with the worst possible manners. Colonel Hallburton-Smythe takes his wife and heads out, leaving this troublesome party to Priscilla and Mr. Johnson to tend.

The story builds around Peta's eating. There's a memorable picnic involving a wee trip in the ocean that has humorous consequences. The chef becomes so enraged by Peta's behavior that he takes a bet he can feed her a most unappetizing source of protein and she'll be delighted.

Hamish thinks that all he has to do is to save the hotel's reputation. Things take a different turn when Peta first turns up missing, leaving behind a curious note, and is later found dead . . . with an apple crammed down her throat.

Who did it? And why? Hamish makes a bigger hash out of the investigation than usual . . . but does eventually put his finger on the guilty party.

Hoping for central heating in his wee police station, he ends with up two unexpected surprises instead.

The main appeal of this story comes in the outrageous burlesque of Peta's eating methods. That part is nicely developed. The other characters, by comparison, are pretty uninteresting and not especially attractive either. But their cardboard outlines do help fill out the story line. The mystery isn't very mysterious. The clues are everywhere.

My impression is that M.C. Beaton intended each of these characters to be pretty funny to the readers. I think she missed in that attempt. Instead, I found them all-too-pathetically familiar. The humor needed to be exaggerated more to work.

One of the other good aspects of the book comes in the humorous ways that Hamish and Priscilla mangle their relationship whenever it starts to warm up a bit. Priscilla finds herself becoming more than a little jealous of one of Hamish's admirers which helps set up the fun.

The villagers and Towser take back seat in this book which makes the story seem less authentic somehow.

Watch what you eat!
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