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4.0 von 5 Sternen Not so Silent Night!
M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series takes a holiday in "A Highland Christmas"!
And for her fans, naturally, it's a good read: full of the Christmas spirit in everyway, from the local Grinches, Scrooges, and other no-good-niks, to Lockdubh's own angels with their own Spirits of Christmas presents! It's full of holiday cheer and joy, to offset the...
Veröffentlicht am 29. März 2000 von Billy J. Hobbs

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1.0 von 5 Sternen Ach nö!
Da wollte die Autorin unbedingt das Weihnachtsgeschäft mitnehmen. Wirkt wie schnell mal eben in die Autoren-Bastelecke gegriffen und lieblos zusammengesetzt. Nicht lesenswert.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Not so Silent Night!, 29. März 2000
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M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series takes a holiday in "A Highland Christmas"!
And for her fans, naturally, it's a good read: full of the Christmas spirit in everyway, from the local Grinches, Scrooges, and other no-good-niks, to Lockdubh's own angels with their own Spirits of Christmas presents! It's full of holiday cheer and joy, to offset the negative side of the season.
Someone has stolen the Christmas lights! The villagers are in an uproar and naturally our Hamish, the local bobby of Lochdubh, is called upon to solve the crime. The book is a "feel good" read, rather short, but still it holds the interest of Ms Beaton's fans. Naturally, Hamish has ANOTHER love interest. Will it be a lasting one?
So--deck the halls with boughs of holly, trim the tree, pour a delicous glass of pure Highland malt (neat, of course), and be prepared for a nice read. Happy Hols!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Worth buying except for size, 15. Oktober 1999
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It may be the season to be jolly, but to Police Constable Hamish Macbeth it is a time of loneliness and plenty of criminal activity. Though most of the country has gone commercial starting in October, Hamish's hometown of Lochdubh remains sober as the religious leaders have always felt Christmas is a Roman holiday.
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.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Surprisingly delightful Christmas confection!, 7. Januar 2000
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A gem of a Hamish book! Fans of the cozy village mystery series will find all the beloved elements. The series and life of Hamish does progress from book to book, and those who care about the struggles of "our Hamish" will note several important developments in Hamish's life. But this book, of all of them, is well suited for the first time reader, as it stands alone as a really lovely piece of holiday writing, with Hamish playing Santa to a group of cranky highlanders, and brightening the life of a small girl named Morag. Sentimental...yes. But who doesn't love the sweet pleasure of sentimentality at holiday time? An easy afternoon read, about one-third the length of a regular Hamish mystery. Plus, uncharacteristically, the author allows Hamish some small bit of triumph at the end. Merry Christmas Ms. Beaton, Merry Christmas Hamish!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Charming Christmas Tale, 23. Dezember 1999
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I was enchanted by this charming Christmas tale. As always in the Hamish McBeth series, the primary focus of this novella was not the mystery, but a visit to the Scottish Highlands. After following the series since the first book, I felt that I was vising old friends-- this time at Christmas. Although the focus was not on the mystery, this aspect was still credible, with Hamish using his Highland intuition to recover a town's stolen Christmas lights. The book's short length made it a quick read for the busy holiday season. Highland Christmas had a fairy tale feeling and happy ending. Hamish plays Santa to a lonely little girl and an old folks home, foils Blair's attempt to get him in trouble, and gets a new friend. There are laugh-out-loud moments in this touching, feel-good story for the holidays.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen No Plans for Christmas, 17. Mai 2007
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Do you ever remember dreading Christmas? Did something happen to make it all turn out all right? If not, you will find good holiday cheer in M. C. Beaton's A Highland Christmas.

The sun barely peeks over the horizon for a few hours near the solstice in Lochdubh. Most villagers hunker down indoors and perhaps take a wee dram while wishing that the telly would offer some new shows rather than rerunning Miracle on 34th Street for the hundredth time.

Where is the festiveness of the season? The religious villagers see Christmas as merely a pagan festival that no true Christian would observe. The streets are quiet, the houses are dark, and Hamish is lonely as the book opens. His family has fled to warmer climes after his mum wins a contest for writing a soap powder slogan. Priscilla is off in New York working on a computer contract.

How will Hamish celebrate the holidays? Hopefully, without a murder investigation intruding.

In a change of pace, this story focuses on the role of community policing and takes Hamish away from most serious crime. The old recluse, Mrs. Gallagher, has lost her cat, Smoky, and demands that Hamish leave no stone unturned to find Smoky. Hamish turns curious about Mrs. Gallagher when he realizes that she seems afraid of something more than a lost cat.

In searching for the cat, Hamish addresses the town's schoolchildren and asks them to be on the lookout. He asks them what they will receive for Christmas, and the children seem mostly happy. But did he spot a worried face?

In neighboring, but unneighborly, Cnothan, an enterprising vendor has persuaded the town to raise money by donation to purchase a tree and lights for the very first time. But the hopes for a festive celebration are dashed when the supply shed is broken into. Hamish follows the trail of needles to some tire tracks.

Hamish decides it would be kind to take the new teacher, Maisie Pease, out for dinner. She's soon swept up in his attention and invites Hamish for Christmas dinner. Will it be grand? How will he respond to mistletoe?

While trying to find out about Mrs. Gallagher's background, Hamish stumbles onto a nursing home where the patients could use some holiday cheer. Soon, Hamish has arranged for entertainment and brings his own party to celebrate.

With the clock ticking down towards Christmas day, Hamish finds himself with an opportunity to play Santa Claus. But will Detective Chief Inspector Blair destroy the good cheer?

And wonder of wonders . . . what will Hamish get for Christmas?

Don't miss this heart-warming story. It'll be one of your favorites.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen wonderful read at christmas, 6. Januar 2013
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I have already read the series up to "Death of a traveling man", then on Dec.25 I got to read A Highland Christmas and loved it absolutely.
So many touching moments and nice surprises, getting a new dog was such a sweet reward for all the good Hamish did this Christmas.
The moment where a bark of his dead dog saved Hamish was almost too much for me 'cause I had a similar experience with a dear dog that has passed away also. Like it or not - I think all of you who always wanted to get to know the human sides of the bookseries' cast better will enjoy a cozy read and doing so around real christmas time will make it even better. Murder is absolute not necessary this time :0))))))))))))))))
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Mal kein Mord in Lochdubh, 31. Januar 2013
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Sondern ein paar Geschichten um das, öffentlich nicht stattfindende, Weihnachtsfest in den verschlafenen Highlands.
Der Titel war für mich der Einstieg in die ersten viert Titel der Hamish McBeth Serie, die ich aber dann aufgrund des immer gleichen Plots eher enttäuschend fand. Für sich alleine steht das Buch aber als nette Weihnachtsgeschichte der anderen Art.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen READ THEM ALL1, 7. März 2000
Ach, Hamish will grow on ye. It is always a braw bricht moonlicht nicht when Mcbeth is aboot. Read the whole series and start with the first one since there is some continuity in the series. Then, when you've read 'em all, start over for what you missed the first time. Have a happy haggis and a single malt, folks. Am jealous of first time readers to the series, but one must start somewhere...Aloha
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4.0 von 5 Sternen It actually brought tears to my eyes, 18. Juli 2000
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This was the first book I read from this author.
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.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen good fun, but quite short, 12. Januar 2013
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A very entertaining, lighthearted story with lovely characters, set in the deepest Highlands with all its special qualities (some would call it clichés). I enjoyed reading it very much, but was a bit disappointed about the brevity of the story (about 80 pages).
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