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Death of an Outsider ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Death of an Outsider By M.C. Beaton ✸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Dreary Cnothan's most hated man is dumped into a tank filled with lobsters then eaten in Britain's best restaurants Exiled there with his dog Towser Hamish Macbeth misses his beloved Highland village Dreary Cnothan's most hated man is dumped into a tank filled with lobsters then eaten in Britain's best restaurants Exiled there with his dog Towser Hamish Macbeth misses his beloved Highland village Lochdubh Priscilla and easy lazy days His superiors want the business hushed up a dark haired lass wants his body and a killer is out for blood On TV show.


10 thoughts on “Death of an Outsider

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    In this 3rd book in the 'Hamish Macbeth' series the police constable is temporarily assigned to patrol a new town The book can be read as a standalone Police Constable Hamish Macbeth lives and works in the Scottish village of Lochdubh where he patrols the community raises a few sheep and roams the countryside with his dog TowserMacbeth loves Lochdubh and is chagrined when he's temporarily assigned to the town of Cnothan when the only cop there takes a vacationThe people in Cnothan are notoriously cold to outsiders and won't even provide directions to the police station Hamish has the gift of gab though and manages to befriend everyone except for William Mainwaring a bully who delights in putting people down As Hamish chats with the residents of Cnothan he realizes that almost everyone hates Mainwaring including the man's long suffering wifeMost people in Cnothan are farmers but the town also boasts the 'Fish and Game Company' an enterprise that raises lobsters and ships them to high end stores and restaurants One night after alcoholic security guard Sandy Carmichael shirks his duties at the Fish and Game Company a skeleton turns up in the lobster tankthe remains of a person eaten by the crustaceans Sandy panics fishes the skeleton out and hides it Later that that day the lobsters are sent off to be sold and consumedThe skeleton incident turns into a missing persons case and then a murder investigation As usual Hamish's superior Inspector Blair a nasty boob who loves to see his picture in papers rushes to Cnothan with his team to investigate and get publicity When Blair realizes the human eating lobsters have been shipped and consumed he's desperate to hide the fact that Britain's hoity toity have become inadvertent 'cannibals' fearing he'll be blamed As Blair ties himself in knots trying to investigate while hiding the lobster incident Hamish uietly goes about uncovering the murdererWhile Hamish is in Cnothan he also romances a Canadian artist; Catches the eye of a gorgeous married woman; draws an eccentric old man out of his shell; and generally lifts the spirits of the community I enjoyed this cozy mystery which has an intriguing plot and an interesting variety of characters You can follow my reviews at


  2. Ken Ken says:

    Another enjoyable cozy mystery set it the Scottish highlands a nice breezy read along with a great mystery for Macbeth to solveTemporary in charge of Cnothan Hamish Macbeth soon realises that the locals are sceptical about outsiders especially William Mainwaring who has ruffled a few feathersHaving been written during the late 80’s there was a few mentions of ‘poofter’ and aids which seemed slightly jarring I found myself cringing through them placesBut overall found it to be an easy read I liked that Scotland itself feels so important to this seriesI’m still really enjoying these


  3. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    I love a good cozy mystery and M C Beaton is on of my favorites She spends a lot of time with a character Even though you know that if that many murders happened in one small place and if one person kept solving them people would uestion it you still enjoy the stories Our hero has been loaned to another village and is not happy Neither is his dog But since a murder is in order for the story to ualify as a murder mystery he is soon wrapped up in a twisted investigation Who killed the most hated man in the village? And how do they keep everyone from Buckingham palace on down from knowing what the lobsters dined on?


  4. Juli Juli says:

    Nothing ever seems to go right for Hamish MacBeth He's sent away from his usual post at Lochdubh to Cnothen while the local constable is away on an extended vacation MacBeth arrives with his faithful dog Towser to discover the little village really doesn't like outsiders Then there's William Mainwaringan Englishman who seems to enjoy angering everyone he comes across with his snide know it all comments MacBeth can't be his usual lazy slow going self with all the strange goings onwitches jumping out scaring people disappearing locals and of course the dead body eaten by lobsters at a local fishery With a sigh and resignation to responsibility MacBeth is on the case to find out who turned a local character into fish foodI enjoyed this book There is some good character development for Hamish He does in this book than just pine for his dream woman Priscilla Halburton Smythe He branches out a bit Maybe being away from Lochdubh for a bit is good for him? Drama and murder follow him thoughand the murder is definitelydistinctive Tipping a body into a vat with lobsters is an interesting way to get rid of evidence Eww Another great book in this series Always a good mysteryand a lot of chuckles at the uirky village characters and Hamish's antics The character reminds me of a Scottish version of Columbo He seems to be bumblingbut he's actually very very clever I listened to the audio book Blackstone Publishing version of this story Narrated by Shaun Grindell the audio is just under 5 hours long Grindell reads at a nice pace and gives a great performance Very enjoyable listening experience Death of an Outsider is the third book in the Hamish MacBeth series There are 33 books in the series so I have a lot of reading to do Moving on to book 4 Death of a Perfect Wife What trouble will Hamish get himself into next??


  5. Luffy Luffy says:

    I have nothing but effusive gushing and rapturous praise for MC Beaton Will she keep that form all the way to her latest books? Who cares? For now I'm in heaven Wonderful book Brilliant I'll be lucky if I get a better one to read this year I've never ever read about the a acerbic version of euivalent of LestradeJapp try to imitate the hero of the book and try to grill the suspects till one of them confessed So original Took my breath away And then with perfect timing Hamish comes in and says All of you can go away Except for x He's the murderer' I mean I have never seen such ideas in my entire life before The Agatha Raisin books are uite nice but Hamish eclipsing them is a small tour de force I'm delighted to have found another super writer I can't discount being disappointed That may happen But I'll be eternally grateful to the author for what I read today


  6. Julie Durnell Julie Durnell says:

    I am really liking this series this is my third read of the Hamish series and each book surprises me with how much I enjoy the Scottish Highlands setting the small town cast of characters and the honorable down to earth and loyal copper Hamish Macbeth who seems to march to a different drummer I love the way he interacts with local people and deducts the murderous intents of all the suspects what a great guy to have a conversation with Looking forward to the next book of Hamish


  7. Bill Bill says:

    Death of an Outsider is the 3rd book in MC Beaton's Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery series set in Scotland Constable Macbeth has been ordered to replace Sgt MacGregor of Cnothan for three months while the Sgt is taking his vacation That means taking his dog Towzer out of his comfortable residence at Lochdubh and bus down to this dour town Strangers aren't popular there and the place reminds me of the town the League of Gentleman Well maybe not uite so strange But Hamish is very unhappy What if the love of his life Priscilla Halburton Smythe returns and he's not there?Hamish is not made too welcome when he arrives but he is a voluble competent individual and gradually makes inroads to the community Luckily for him living next door to the police station is a lovely Canadian Jenny Lovelace makes his situation somewhat bearable Things happen fairly uickly He is asked to investigate the attack on Mrs Mainwaring the wife of an Englishman who has made himself very unpopular in the community Supposedly she was scared by three women dressed as witches Local scoundrels send him on wild goose chases but Hamish does make his presence known and deals uite satisfactorily with themAt some point a skeleton is discovered on the moors There is to this discovery incidents that lead up to it but I won't ruin that portion of the story for you Suffice it to say that it's uite an interesting story The discovery of the skeleton means that Hamish's arch enemy Inspector Blair is sent to Cnothan to head the investigation Blair doesn't like MacBeth because he solved previous cases which Blair had been investigating Blair doesn't really want to investigate and he sends Hamish hither and yon to keep him out of the way The problem is that Hamish is a good sound copper and we know he'll come up smelling of roses anywayAll in all it's an entertaining cozy uick read and uite enjoyable The people are all interesting and the crime is also uniue Most enjoyable fun mystery I'll continue enjoying this series 4 stars


  8. Ellie Ellie says:

    Death of an Outsider is my second foray into MC Beaton's series about Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth I had only a small curiosity to begin with but then enjoyed my first read so much I uickly moved to a secondThis is a series which for me proves what pleasure a series can give when it works Individually the books are enjoyable but the pleasure of the second was far greater because I had read another Hamish Macbeth is not an overwhelmingly charming or intelligent or clever detective or person He'swell pleasant Sort of And the town is also well pleasant And again sort of The plot was good but it was the characters I wanted to be with although I'm not uite sure why Perhaps because they were not demanding Because they were in fact pleasant Sort ofI am rapidly becoming to this series I have bought 3 already look forward to settling in with these really only sort of pleasant folk in their pretty undemanding although rather surprisingly violent town of Lochdoubh It's a rather subtle attraction to be sure but powerful neverthelessRecommended to fans of the cozy mystery mysteries of the Agatha Christie variety


  9. Andrew Andrew says:

    This was a gentle read to me the likes of sunday night TV ironic really considering that several of the books were the basis of a TV series with Robert Carlisle in it The books already have set their own formula with a good natured but intimately rascal of police officer who only really wants a uite life secluded stretch of river to go poaching on and time with the love of his life Pricilla however things never really work out so easily and with constant moving around the various beats superiors who are at best suspicious of him and at worst out to have him dismissed he is always finding ways of having his peace interrupted


  10. Joanne Joanne says:

    Another good read Just love the way how every situation is different and absorbing


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10 thoughts on “Death of an Outsider

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    In this 3rd book in the 'Hamish Macbeth' series the police constable is temporarily assigned to patrol a new town The book can be read as a standalone Police Constable Hamish Macbeth lives and works in the Scottish village of Lochdubh where he patrols the community raises a few sheep and roams the countryside with his dog TowserMacbeth loves Lochdubh and is chagrined when he's temporarily assigned to the town of Cnothan when the only cop there takes a vacationThe people in Cnothan are notoriously cold to outsiders and won't even provide directions to the police station Hamish has the gift of gab though and manages to befriend everyone except for William Mainwaring a bully who delights in putting people down As Hamish chats with the residents of Cnothan he realizes that almost everyone hates Mainwaring including the man's long suffering wifeMost people in Cnothan are farmers but the town also boasts the 'Fish and Game Company' an enterprise that raises lobsters and ships them to high end stores and restaurants One night after alcoholic security guard Sandy Carmichael shirks his duties at the Fish and Game Company a skeleton turns up in the lobster tankthe remains of a person eaten by the crustaceans Sandy panics fishes the skeleton out and hides it Later that that day the lobsters are sent off to be sold and consumedThe skeleton incident turns into a missing persons case and then a murder investigation As usual Hamish's superior Inspector Blair a nasty boob who loves to see his picture in papers rushes to Cnothan with his team to investigate and get publicity When Blair realizes the human eating lobsters have been shipped and consumed he's desperate to hide the fact that Britain's hoity toity have become inadvertent 'cannibals' fearing he'll be blamed As Blair ties himself in knots trying to investigate while hiding the lobster incident Hamish uietly goes about uncovering the murdererWhile Hamish is in Cnothan he also romances a Canadian artist; Catches the eye of a gorgeous married woman; draws an eccentric old man out of his shell; and generally lifts the spirits of the community I enjoyed this cozy mystery which has an intriguing plot and an interesting variety of characters You can follow my reviews at

  2. Ken Ken says:

    Another enjoyable cozy mystery set it the Scottish highlands a nice breezy read along with a great mystery for Macbeth to solveTemporary in charge of Cnothan Hamish Macbeth soon realises that the locals are sceptical about outsiders especially William Mainwaring who has ruffled a few feathersHaving been written during the late 80’s there was a few mentions of ‘poofter’ and aids which seemed slightly jarring I found myself cringing through them placesBut overall found it to be an easy read I liked that Scotland itself feels so important to this seriesI’m still really enjoying these

  3. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    I love a good cozy mystery and M C Beaton is on of my favorites She spends a lot of time with a character Even though you know that if that many murders happened in one small place and if one person kept solving them people would uestion it you still enjoy the stories Our hero has been loaned to another village and is not happy Neither is his dog But since a murder is in order for the story to ualify as a murder mystery he is soon wrapped up in a twisted investigation Who killed the most hated man in the village? And how do they keep everyone from Buckingham palace on down from knowing what the lobsters dined on?

  4. Juli Juli says:

    Nothing ever seems to go right for Hamish MacBeth He's sent away from his usual post at Lochdubh to Cnothen while the local constable is away on an extended vacation MacBeth arrives with his faithful dog Towser to discover the little village really doesn't like outsiders Then there's William Mainwaringan Englishman who seems to enjoy angering everyone he comes across with his snide know it all comments MacBeth can't be his usual lazy slow going self with all the strange goings onwitches jumping out scaring people disappearing locals and of course the dead body eaten by lobsters at a local fishery With a sigh and resignation to responsibility MacBeth is on the case to find out who turned a local character into fish foodI enjoyed this book There is some good character development for Hamish He does in this book than just pine for his dream woman Priscilla Halburton Smythe He branches out a bit Maybe being away from Lochdubh for a bit is good for him? Drama and murder follow him thoughand the murder is definitelydistinctive Tipping a body into a vat with lobsters is an interesting way to get rid of evidence Eww Another great book in this series Always a good mysteryand a lot of chuckles at the uirky village characters and Hamish's antics The character reminds me of a Scottish version of Columbo He seems to be bumblingbut he's actually very very clever I listened to the audio book Blackstone Publishing version of this story Narrated by Shaun Grindell the audio is just under 5 hours long Grindell reads at a nice pace and gives a great performance Very enjoyable listening experience Death of an Outsider is the third book in the Hamish MacBeth series There are 33 books in the series so I have a lot of reading to do Moving on to book 4 Death of a Perfect Wife What trouble will Hamish get himself into next??

  5. Luffy Luffy says:

    I have nothing but effusive gushing and rapturous praise for MC Beaton Will she keep that form all the way to her latest books? Who cares? For now I'm in heaven Wonderful book Brilliant I'll be lucky if I get a better one to read this year I've never ever read about the a acerbic version of euivalent of LestradeJapp try to imitate the hero of the book and try to grill the suspects till one of them confessed So original Took my breath away And then with perfect timing Hamish comes in and says All of you can go away Except for x He's the murderer' I mean I have never seen such ideas in my entire life before The Agatha Raisin books are uite nice but Hamish eclipsing them is a small tour de force I'm delighted to have found another super writer I can't discount being disappointed That may happen But I'll be eternally grateful to the author for what I read today

  6. Julie Durnell Julie Durnell says:

    I am really liking this series this is my third read of the Hamish series and each book surprises me with how much I enjoy the Scottish Highlands setting the small town cast of characters and the honorable down to earth and loyal copper Hamish Macbeth who seems to march to a different drummer I love the way he interacts with local people and deducts the murderous intents of all the suspects what a great guy to have a conversation with Looking forward to the next book of Hamish

  7. Bill Bill says:

    Death of an Outsider is the 3rd book in MC Beaton's Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery series set in Scotland Constable Macbeth has been ordered to replace Sgt MacGregor of Cnothan for three months while the Sgt is taking his vacation That means taking his dog Towzer out of his comfortable residence at Lochdubh and bus down to this dour town Strangers aren't popular there and the place reminds me of the town the League of Gentleman Well maybe not uite so strange But Hamish is very unhappy What if the love of his life Priscilla Halburton Smythe returns and he's not there?Hamish is not made too welcome when he arrives but he is a voluble competent individual and gradually makes inroads to the community Luckily for him living next door to the police station is a lovely Canadian Jenny Lovelace makes his situation somewhat bearable Things happen fairly uickly He is asked to investigate the attack on Mrs Mainwaring the wife of an Englishman who has made himself very unpopular in the community Supposedly she was scared by three women dressed as witches Local scoundrels send him on wild goose chases but Hamish does make his presence known and deals uite satisfactorily with themAt some point a skeleton is discovered on the moors There is to this discovery incidents that lead up to it but I won't ruin that portion of the story for you Suffice it to say that it's uite an interesting story The discovery of the skeleton means that Hamish's arch enemy Inspector Blair is sent to Cnothan to head the investigation Blair doesn't like MacBeth because he solved previous cases which Blair had been investigating Blair doesn't really want to investigate and he sends Hamish hither and yon to keep him out of the way The problem is that Hamish is a good sound copper and we know he'll come up smelling of roses anywayAll in all it's an entertaining cozy uick read and uite enjoyable The people are all interesting and the crime is also uniue Most enjoyable fun mystery I'll continue enjoying this series 4 stars

  8. Ellie Ellie says:

    Death of an Outsider is my second foray into MC Beaton's series about Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth I had only a small curiosity to begin with but then enjoyed my first read so much I uickly moved to a secondThis is a series which for me proves what pleasure a series can give when it works Individually the books are enjoyable but the pleasure of the second was far greater because I had read another Hamish Macbeth is not an overwhelmingly charming or intelligent or clever detective or person He'swell pleasant Sort of And the town is also well pleasant And again sort of The plot was good but it was the characters I wanted to be with although I'm not uite sure why Perhaps because they were not demanding Because they were in fact pleasant Sort ofI am rapidly becoming to this series I have bought 3 already look forward to settling in with these really only sort of pleasant folk in their pretty undemanding although rather surprisingly violent town of Lochdoubh It's a rather subtle attraction to be sure but powerful neverthelessRecommended to fans of the cozy mystery mysteries of the Agatha Christie variety

  9. Andrew Andrew says:

    This was a gentle read to me the likes of sunday night TV ironic really considering that several of the books were the basis of a TV series with Robert Carlisle in it The books already have set their own formula with a good natured but intimately rascal of police officer who only really wants a uite life secluded stretch of river to go poaching on and time with the love of his life Pricilla however things never really work out so easily and with constant moving around the various beats superiors who are at best suspicious of him and at worst out to have him dismissed he is always finding ways of having his peace interrupted

  10. Joanne Joanne says:

    Another good read Just love the way how every situation is different and absorbing

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