Death of a Gentle Lady by M.C. Beaton


Yesterday I spent a lot of my day waiting places, including at the tire shop. $300 later it’s safe for me to drive again.

I used the waiting time reading the latest book in the Hamish Macbeth series, Death of a Gentle Lady. I liked the twist at the end of this mystery. There’s the usual cast of characters. Hamish isn’t good at personal relationships, so it has the amusing qualities when he attempts avoiding or meeting them. While waiting at the hairdresser’s, I tickled one of the employees by chuckling out loud at the book. I had to laugh at this observation by Hamish:

“He searched the road, then went down and searched along the river. He had recently seen a detective series on television where the detective had found a book of matches with the name of a sinister nightclub. The only things he found were two rusty tin cans.”