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  • Location: Sutherland, Plockton, Lochdubh, Cronish (Fictional)

Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth 30)

Death of a Liar  (Hamish Macbeth 30)

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2000s: You can cry wolf one too many times..

  • ISBN: 978-1780331102
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime

Travel Guide

Hamish Macbeth country


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

The TV version – Plockton

The series was filmed on location in the village of Plockton, the town of Kyle of Lochalsh and the surrounding area.

This TV link comes in handy for this novel since there is a strong link to the film industry and the issues of landscape and setting.

Cronish ( fictional)

The village where Liz Bentley lives and to where Hamish is called. It’s a local and nearby village to Lochdubh and on Hamish’s patch. But the inhabitant of one house is a dangerous fantacist it would seem. It’s a very isolated place however but Hamish is hardly keen to be called here to a timewaster. But when she is killed…

“There are villages like Cronish which look as if time had forgotten them. The fishing boom had come and gone, elaving ony a small huddled group of corrages beside a crumblig harbur. The mountains of Foivaven ARkle, and Ben Stack loomed in the distance. Like Lochdobh it boasted only one sop a post office and a general store, run, as Hamish remmer, by an od woman”


“The county of Sutherland is the largest, most under populated area in Western Europe, with its lochs and mountains and vast expanses of bleak moorland.”

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:   Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth 30)

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

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