Books Set in Scotland

Hello Fellow Readers!

I just finished the stack of M.C. Beaton books that I purchased at the Burns’ Night Dinner Silent Auction. I love the Hamish MacBeth series. I actually have seen pretty much all of the T.V. shows based on those books. We even went to Plockton when we were in Scotland because that’s where the T.V. series was shot. I didn’t get all the books in the series so now I need to make a list of the missing books and find them! It’s so much fun to read a book that mentions real places that you’ve actually visited. As for the other two books that featured Agatha Raisin, I just can’t get into those. The character really annoys me. Anyone else read this series? It’s in the Cotswolds, so maybe that’s why I don’t like it as much. However, I don’t think the setting is the problem. It’s really the character. I just don’t like her. What do you think? Do I see myself in this character?

Anyone have any favorite books set in Scotland? I’ve read most of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

One Response to “Books Set in Scotland”

  1. jschaub says:

    I’ve recently read a couple of Alexander McCall-Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie mysteries (also known as the Sunday Philosophy Club series)–I think they’re worthwhile reading. But don’t expect a traditional “whodunit.” These are more concerned with character studies and philosophy/ethics than they are suspense. McCall-Smith is probably better known for his “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series, set in Botswana, which was dramatized by HBO not too long ago. He also publishes the “44 Scotland Street Series” and other books. He’s a busy man!

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