Death of A Dustman

Death of A Dustman

Paperback - 2002
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With his neat new uniform, big new truck and important new job as head of Lochdubh's state-of-the-art recycling center, dustman Fergus Macleod is a force to be reckoned with-issuing harsh fines and enforcing petty rules, much to the dismay of the businesspeople in town. But when the unpopular trash collector is found dead, stuffed in his own recycling bin, Scottish detective Hamish Macbeth is called to the scene to make a clean sweep of the murder and dig up a dirty killer with ties to Lochdubh's new oceanfront hotel.
Published: New York, NY :, Grand Central Publishing,, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780446609319
0446609315
Branch Call Number: F BEA
Characteristics: 226 pages ;,18 cm

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LauraSteinert
Jan 12, 2019

Both previous reviewers are correct. Most of the book is the usual mixture of silliness and sleuthing, and as such is not depressing. Some of the book--having to do with alcoholics (even tho' we all hate Blair) wife beating, sexism, and lying--does lead to the least cheerful ending of this series. There is a moment or two near the end when you say to yourself "There is no hope for humans," but the last chapter gives you a bit of lift. If you are not READING IN ORDER you will not enjoy this book. It is #15, and Beaton is not boring her loyal fans by repeating everything we need to know from previous stories.

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1058kit
Feb 19, 2017

Not sad. A very good story line.

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maipenrai
Aug 19, 2016

(Book 16 in the Hamish Macbeth series) AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE THRU MNLink. NO BOOK FORMAT AT HENN CTY. 16TH IN SERIES

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Preeceville56
Oct 10, 2014

Good story but also very sad.

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LauraSteinert
Jan 12, 2019

Secretary at accounting firm who just served tea: I missed out.
Hamish: On what?
Secretary: On women's lib, that's what. You won't get the young things these days to make tea.
Hamish: Then you shouldn't do it if you don't want to.
Secretary: I can't stop. I'm the generation that makes tea for men.

(Moments later)
Secretary (dusting shelves): Have you noticed something else about women of my generation? We've aye got a duster or cloth in our hands. Wipe wipe, wipe, like a nervous tic.
Hamish: You could change.
Secretary: At my age?

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