Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 16) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 2002
|New from||Used from|
Save on The Short Drop
“FitzSimmons has come up with a doozy of a sociopath.” —The Washington Post Learn More
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Hamish has no time to worry about his town's gloomy outlook. Instead, he searches for the missing cat of crabby Mrs. Gallagher. The elderly person is the perfect individual to send anyone into a depression. On top of that, he must uncover the caper of the stolen Christmas tree and lights at the neighboring town of Cnothan. Then there is the miserable little girl, who needs special cheering up, as her family does not celebrate the holiday.
A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS is an entertaining Hamish MacBeth cozy that fans of the series will enjoy. The story line consists of several subplots that bring out Hamish's caring personality. None of these cases require any incredible who-done-it investigative abilities. Instead, they all need human relations' skills. M.C Beaton provides a warm season's greeting, but fans of Scottish police tales and cozies need to decide if the cost is worth a novella.
Note: The Reader is finally permitted a glimpse of this author. And the mischievous twinkle is right there, just as I knew it would be.
It was alittle strange to get used to the language, and the accent. But when I did, I was enchanted by the character and the way the author brought the whole story together.
One chapter at the end, touched me so, I dont know why, but it did, I actually had tears in my eyes.
Great reading, even in the summer.
That being said, this slim tome is an enjoyable read, despite the fact that there are no murders involved. Instead, the mystery involves a relatively minor crime, but this slight change in the author's formula does not serve to mar the reader's enjoyment of this book. The author serves up a heartwarming holiday tale of village life in northern Scotland with our lovable Highlander, Constable Hamish Macbeth, at its heart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As usual no real violence , just detective work by Hamish while trying to keep a low profile from his superiors so he won't be promoted. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Norma Crabbe
I love Hamish Macbeth stories! This one was a tad shorter than the others but still a very good read!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love Hamish Macbeth. Always getting into trouble with his hated boss, but solving all the crimes. He never wants to leave his lovely Scottish town, so he lets his boss get away... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aleta Payne
I have always enjoyed MC Beaton's Hamish Macbeth mystery's, and I especially enjoyed "A Highland Christmas".Published 2 months ago by BGreen
I, like a lot of people,love Hamish Macbeth. He is insightful about the residents of this small Scottish waterside community. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Linda Lee Stronza
M. C. Beaton's Hamish mysteries are always excellent and this is no exception. Along with the mystery element add some poignancy and you have the Highland Christmas. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scotty