It’s a Mystery: Death of a Valentine, by M. C. Beaton

Death of a Valentine (Hamish Macbeth, #26)The wedding

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The most legendary bachelor in the Highlands, Sgt. Hamish Macbeth, has at long last consented to be led to the altar. The lucky lassie? Policewoman Josie McSween, Hamish’s new assistant. She’s got her work cut out for her. Not only is she not a very good copper, Josie’s in love with Hamish, but he’s not interested. Death of a Valentine tells the story of how she snagged her man, while Hamish investigates another murder in the village. The picture is complicated by the arrival of former paramour Elspeth, now a news anchor in the big city of Glasgow. As usual, this entry in the series is more about the characters than the mystery, and it’s not too difficult to figure out the identity of the killer, though it takes a while.

For fans of cozy mysteries with large dashes of humor and lots of  local color.

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