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  • Location: Sutherland, Plockton, Lochdubh (fictional)

Death of A Nurse (Hamish Macbeth 31)

Death of A Nurse (Hamish Macbeth 31)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A body on a beach and a sudden death in Sutherland. But Hamish is on the case

  • ISBN: 978-1472117236
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer’s behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner.

On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. But Gloria never shows up.

Four days later, Gloria’s body washes up on the beach near Braikie. She’s been strangled. Now, without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser – who left the force to buy a bakery – Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again..

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”

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.


Sutherland which is the home of the hunting lodge in this novel is almost at the highest point of the Highlands. It’s a region noted for its jewel in the crown which is the fantastic Dunrobin Castle which although not a hunting lodge as such does have a few animal heads on its walls.

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

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  Death of A Nurse (Hamish Macbeth 31)

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

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