A Scottish Andy Griffith
Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 1:31pm
I enjoy M.C. Beaton's stories about Hamish MacBeth, a small town Scottish police constable. He reminds me of TV's Andy Griffith, the sheriff of Mayberry, N.C. They both preserve law and order in small towns with interesting characters and like to fish. Hamish isn't ambitious. He doesn't want to be promoted because he wants time to fish and tend to his sheep.
In the latest book, Death of a Kingfisher, he has to find out who killed a kingfisher in a wildlife preserve. As usual, he succeeds despite the attempts of his recovering alcoholic boss, Inspector Blair, to get the credit for solving the crime.
I recommend listening to the audiobook because the Scottish accents make the story even more enjoyable.