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  • Location: Sutherland, Plockton, Lochdubh (fictional)

Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth 5)

Death of a Hussy  (Hamish Macbeth 5)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A hussy in the Highlands?

  • ISBN: 978-1472105240
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Wealthy Maggie Baird is neither nice nor kind nor generous. Once she was beautiful, but now, although middle-aged, she retains the appetites of a beautiful woman. When Maggie’s car catches fire with her inside it, suspicion focuses on the five house guests staying at Maggie’s luxurious Highlands cottage: her timid niece and four former lovers, once of whom Maggie had intended to pick for a husband.

All five had ample opportunity to monkey with Maggie’s car. So finding who did it requires all Police Constable Hamish Macbeth’s extraordinary common sense and insight into human nature. And lazy lout though he may be, Hamish lets no grass grow under his feet when it comes to solving a murder. Especially when he may be the next target

Travel Guide

Hamish Macbeth country

Constable Hamish Macbeth lives in the fictitious town of Lochdubh in Sutherland, Scotland

“The Village of Lochdubh in Sutherland looked like a picture postcard with its row of small eighteenth-century whitewashed cottages facing the sea loch”

Hamlsh returns to Lochdubh from exile in Strathblane – his return has been the subject of some avid campaign by the villagers. In his absence however, Hamlsh has been sidelined  by a new man – Detective Donati, so he has more battles on his hands – back on his own patch, than ever before.

The TV version

The series was filmed on location in the village of Plockton, the town of Kyle of Lochalsh and the surrounding area. The booktrail is a mix of the two.

Streetview Maps

A) Lochdubh or Plockton?
C) Lochdubh or Dornoch beach?

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:   Death of a Hussy  (Hamish Macbeth 5)

Author/ Guide: MC Beaton  Destination: Sutherland, Plockton, Lochdubh (both fictional) Departure Time:  2000s

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