Hamish MacBeth series by M.C. Beaton

I’ve done reviews of some of these books before. But I wanted to update on this series since I’m waiting for #32.

I read numbers 26-31. I really love the Hamish series because it’s a cozy series. Set in Scotland, it follows Hamish the local bobby (policeman) around on his adventures. He’s still not settled down but goes back and forth about whether he wants to. I hope he ends up with Elspeth though. I really like her and she can stand her ground against the tall Highlander.

I enjoy all the different ways Beaton comes up with for death. Which sounds so awful but it keeps the series refreshing. The different characters that die also keeps you wondering about how it’s going to happen. I enjoy reading the title of the book, starting to read, and meeting the character that’s to die. Even though you know he/she will die, it’s always interesting to see what they do to deserve death.
And as always, Hamish figures out what the Detectives cannot. And doesn’t take any sort of praise or promotion. He’s a savvy man in that he can always figure a way out of situations and someone is always trying to kill him because he’s so good at what he does.

I think something that irks me is his never-ending infatuation with Priscilla. She’s a cold bitch and he needs to move on. Seriously.

I enjoy the constables that are assigned to his police station. My favorite are Clary and Dick. They’re nice and enjoyable.

I think overall the series would be good for a fast read. It’s basically the same thing over and over, like you know Hamish will solve the case but they ways he does it varies as does who, what, where, and when.

4 out of 5 overall series!