Death of a Nurse

Death of a Nurse

by M. C. Beaton

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M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.

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 apologizes 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. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. 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....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455558278
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: Hamish Macbeth Series , #31
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 94,141
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries. The BBC has aired 24 episodes based on the series. Beaton is also the author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, which will air as an eight-episode dramatic series on Sky1, starring Ashley Jensen. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. For more information, you can visit

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Death of a Nurse 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are like potato chips. One is not going to do it. Absolutely addictive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hamish is great lazy and smart. You've got to love him. I bought all of hamish series and it's to long between books. Write more quicker!!!!!!!!.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
M C Beaton pens a funny and an enjoyable mystery that centers on greed and hunger for money. A pretty nurse cares for a cantankerous, old, and wealthy man in the Scottish Highlands, and of course Hamish Macbeth makes a date with this nurse, Gloria Dainty. Gloria leaves Hamish waiting at the restaurant, and several days later, Gloria’s body appears. M C Beaton leads the reader into the tale of drugs, cheating, and hatred as more people die. In this brief story, M C Beaton, still delivers wonderful characters and the harsh weather of Scotland and the stoicism of the Scottish people. Hamish Macbeth shows an intelligent man not intent on stepping on other people to advance his career. Hamish loves his life and wants no glory or promotion for his amazing skills.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
for sonsie and lugs fans be ready for a surprise
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Hamish Macbeth works as a police sergeant in the small village of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands. He is a little lazy, doesn’t want to leave his little town, an interested in the new nurse in town. He asks Gloria Dainty out on a date but she never shows. Then a couple days later her body is found. It’s now up to Hamish to figure out who killed Gloria without the help of a new constable that is more of a bumbling klutz. I have seen several of MC Beaton’s books but have yet to have read any, although I do have them on my list. Or course I jumped at the chance to review Death of a Nurse, who wouldn’t. Hamish is a clever man yet he has a bit of a lazy streak and no luck with the ladies. And when he finally has a chance at a date she ends up dead. It is up to him and his bumbling partner. This is a great cozy mystery. I didn’t really know who did it until the end and I had a hard time putting the book down. Although it is part of a series this book could be a stand-alone. Now I’m going to go back and catch up on this series from the beginning. I received Death of a Nurse for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Twink More than 1 year ago
3.5 I don't read a lot of 'cozy' mysteries, but when I do my choice is M.C. Beaton. She is the author of two very light hearted mystery series set in Scotland. Of the two, I enjoy the Hamish Macbeth tales just a tad bit more than Agatha Raisin, although they're both wonderful. The latest MacBeth (#31!) is Death of a Nurse. It releases today - and I have a copy to giveaway! Death of a Nurse happily returns us to the small Scottish village of Lochdubh, where Police Sergeant Hamish MacBeth is based. (with no plans to leave or moved up in rank) I happily settled down to catch up with familiar characters and places - Patel's grocery, the Currie sisters, Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Jimmy Anderson, Hamish's nemesis DCI Blair and more. Hamish's beat covers a large territory. (And a seemingly inordinate amount of murders!) While introducing himself to a new resident, he meets not just the wealthy older gentleman but his attractive nurse. Hamish has an eye for the lassies, and asks her out. Gloria is a no show for dinner.....but her body appears on the beach a few days later. Beaton's books follow a comfortable, comforting, cozy pattern. Hamish is usually the one to solve the murders, but eschews the limelight, for fear of having to leave his beloved live-in police station. Daviot and Blair do their best to try and rid themselves of MacBeth, but haven't been successful yet. Hamish himself is still looking for love, but he too has been unsuccessful. Beaton introduces new characters as the books progress - usually a new Constable for Hamish to work with. One longstanding character departs in this book, to my surprise. The mysteries aren't overly complicated, but it's the journey to the whodunits that's the most enjoyable. Death of a Nurse is another fun entry in this long-running series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never buy from authors who offer a free preview. The previews seem dishonest either offer the book for nothing or charge for reading I've bought most of M C Beaton works in past and loved them. However with this preview I will NEVER buy another
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More practical to reduce last book to 2.98 and put sample in back