Series: Hamish Macbeth #6
This was a straightforward little mystery wherein Hamish Macbeth acts like a pansy because he thinks he's dying of influenza when he catches a cold and later indulges in some slut shaming because calmly refusing a woman who makes a pass at him isn't acceptable; he has to try to make her feel ashamed for her behaviour. Give me a break. Oh, and Priscilla gets some much needed rest.
At least the book called out the ridiculousness of a romance plot (in a book) where the heroine falls in love with her rapist.
Series: Hamish Macbeth #5
Yes, I'm still plugging my way through these books. This one tried to have a bit of progression by having Hamish move to the city and have the villagers start a crime spree to get him back (it works, naturally). This one felt really judgemental about women again (appearance-wise) although in some ways it tried not to be. Also, it feels really odd for someone not to learn to drive until their 30s unless they live in a big city. I mean, it's 1990 not 1960, and I'm pretty sure Scotland wasn't stuck 30 years in the past. Oh, and Macbeth finally starts to appreciate Blair. Sort of.
The mystery was pretty mediocre. Maybe the next one will be better.
Series: Hamish Macbeth #4
I have to say that I'm really getting tired of this Priscilla thing. I really hope Hamish is over her.
This one had some really weird judgemental stuff about Glaswegian prostitutes. It was awkward to read. It wasn't a big part of the story or anything but it was just weird. Maybe it has to do with the era in which it was written?
Overall this one wasn't anything special. I guessed the murderer although I didn't know I was right until the end and there was all the silly Priscilla stuff.
Series: Hamish Macbeth #3
This one was read by a different but equally competent narrator. I'm rating this a little bit higher because although Hamish has some messed up ideas about marriage (this is the 80s not the 50s as far as I know), this had a line that greatly amused me and sparked discussion about lobsters and whether they'd actually eat a corpse.
Otherwise I don't have much to say; Hamish has to deal with another murder while subbing in for another policeman on vacation.