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  • Location: Sutherland, Plockton, Lochdubh

Death of a Prankster (Hamish Macbeth 7)

Death of a Prankster (Hamish Macbeth 7)

Why a Booktrail?

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

  • ISBN: 978-1472105264
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

When Police Constable Hamish Macbeth is called to a murder at Arrat House, home of relentless practical joker Arthur Trent, he doesn’t exactly race to the scene. Prepared for a prank, Hamish arrives to find that Trent is most decidedly dead — stabbed and stuffed in a closet. And for suspects, there’s a houseful of greedy relations, all more interested in the will than the crime at hand

Travel Guide

Hamish Macbeth country

Arrat House

Fictional but very very appealing;

The house seen clearly from the outside, was a large square grey building with turrets on each corner in the French manner, rather like a miniature chateau. Arrat House lay at the foot of a mountain that reared its menacing built up to the sky

Paul Sinclair and Melissa Clarke are picked up at Inverness station and taken to Arrat House so could it be near here? If so, you would do well to visit Cawdor Castle since this has a Macbeth link! Shakespeare granted, but in our eyes it’s Hamish!


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

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.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:   Death of a Prankster (Hamish Macbeth 7)

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

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