Teaser Tuesdays – February 3, 2015

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s Should Be Reading or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

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This week features a return to my favorite genre of series mysteries. You can tell this is one of my favorites since it is the thirtieth installment.

Death of a Policeman
by M.C. Beaton
(Hamish Macbeth #30)

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The fact that Daviot’s secretary, Helen, greeted him with a welcome smile made Hamish uneasy. The only times that Helen had ever smiled on him were when he was in trouble.

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Have you read any of the Hamish Macbeth books or her Agatha Raisin series?

What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us? Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.

37 comments on “Teaser Tuesdays – February 3, 2015

  1. sherry fundin says:

    I am not familiar with the book but it has a cute cover and cozies are fun reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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    • Dagny says:

      I always used to think of cozies as Miss Marple type books and was surprised to find how many cozies I read, lol. Thanks for coming by to comment and leave your TT.

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  2. As you know, I just read the first Hamish Macbeth book. I enjoyed it, and I want to read more, but starting a series with 30 books in it is rather daunting! Especially given that I have a “thing” about reading books in order.

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    • Dagny says:

      I have the exact same “thing” about reading books in order. :-) I started reading Beaton’s books back in the last millennium. On the whole, these are particularly long books and I find them fast reading.

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  3. I have been noticing these books around…and I’m definitely curious. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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    • Dagny says:

      They’re fun reads and with most series mysteries, best read pretty much in order. I also enjoy Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series, They’re more humorous and Agatha is definitely not as likeable as Hamish, but that’s largely where the humor comes in. I liked Hamish immediately but it took me a couple of books to warm up to Agatha and now I really like her. She’d make a good friend for me as long as we weren’t after the same man, lol.

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  4. Marsha says:

    I have enjoyed mystery novels for years, but some how this series has escaped me. Easy fix though – request lists at the local library. :) I’m going to check out this series. Thanks for a great teaser.

    My Teaser this week

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  5. I too have a soft spot for Hamish McBeth that I first came to know through the TV series that ran. Love that teaser, is he in trouble? Thanks for visiting my TT https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/teaser-tuesday-february-3/

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  6. P.D. Workman says:

    Sounds like a good one!

    Mine this week is a middle-grade fantasy: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-island-of-fog/

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  7. Sonia Lal says:

    I haven’t! But that sounds like a interesting secretary. She doesn’t like much.

    mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/teaser-tuesday-night-blooming/

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    • Dagny says:

      I’m trying to remember is she especially doesn’t like Hamish because maybe he once turned her down for a date – easy way for those poor detectives to make a bitter enemy. 😉

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  8. Sounds like a fun series of cozies. I already like the usually-cranky secretary.
    My Tuesday post features SIX STRINGS.

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    • Dagny says:

      Cranky secretary isn’t in it all that much. Hamish spends most of his time in his little highland village or running around his area after the bad guys. He probably does get called in onto the carpet a couple of times per book though.

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  9. Laura Thomas says:

    Uh Oh. What did he do or not do. LOL What a fun cover and series. I do love the cozies!

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/03/teaser-tuesdays-100-one-more-day-what-if-tommorrow-never-happens/

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    • Dagny says:

      I don’t remember Hamish being always in trouble with his superiors in the first few, but it is now a running theme. Thanks for coming by to comment and leave yours.

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  10. nadz2014 says:

    I am not familiar with this author. Sounds like an interesting read.
    Here is mine
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesday-2.html

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  11. Does that mean Hamish is in trouble again? I’m afraid I haven’t read any of the Hamish Macbeth books. Here’s a link to my teaser:
    http://welcome-to-zeds-thoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/teaser-tuesday-3rd-feb-2015.html

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  12. Kym Thorpe says:

    I love M.C.Beaton’s cozies! I am way behind on the Hamish ones though. On the TBR list it goes!
    My teaser is here: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesdays-february-3-2015.html

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  13. It seems to just be me but I couldn’t bear the first Hamish Macbeth novel! I was fair in my review, identifying exactly why. I hope to hear it was ‘first book blues’ and that others are much better. I am a read-in-order purist but also collect years before I read. So I’d better like M.C. because I have a good 20-25 of hers, some; first edition hardcovers!

    Dagny, I don’t see you in my review linky yet. Did you not click in the spaces under the letters of the alphabet? I do warn in the blurb on the review page that for technical reasons, they are nearly invisible but just click in the spaces where you’d expect them. However if you’re off for lunch, I am repairing them now, with a trick I learned. There will be book covers to press instead!

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    • Dagny says:

      I looked on your site for Death of a Gossip, but couldn’t find any reviews at all for books by Beaton. Maybe it is at Goodreads. I’ll check there. I’m curious to find out why, lol. It’s been so long since I read it, I may or may not remember.

      Do you also have some of Beaton’s Agatha Raisin books? or all they all Hamish Macbeth ones?

      I tried clicking all along under the letters on the guest review page, both earlier and just now. I am apparently linky-challenged. I tried refreshing the page, but see no book covers.

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    • Dagny says:

      Spotted your review at Goodreads. I remember that I was a bit irked also at how much was made of Hamish’s extreme moochiness. First person is always my preferred reading too, but there are a number of series I follow anyway.:-)

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    • Dagny says:

      Hooray, I have finally found the Linky place. I was looking on “guest reviews” on the drop-down menu, but see now that there is a new page started for this year. Wish me luck, lol.

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      • Sorry to admit, I found “Death Of A Gossip” so terrible, I didn’t put it on my review menu. Yes, I have the first several Agatha Raison too. I sense I’ll prefer her but am willing to give more Hamish Macbeth a chance. I always imagine the gears run better after a first novel.

        Yes, the review menu is for the finished guest reviews of 2014 (and mine on other tabs). I’ll make a new one for 2015, I’ll check those linkies with eagerness. I’m sure you made it in!

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        • Dagny says:

          No need to be sorry about the first Hamish book. I know what you mean about first books when they are busy setting up the story. But even aside from that, we all have different tastes.

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  14. Another new series for me to explore! Thanks Dagny!:)

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