Hot off the DVD shelves! I just took home the Hamish MacBeth DVD set of the British television series based on the mysteries of M.C. Beaton. Beaton writes two mystery series, one features Agatha Raisin, a brusque London business woman transplanted to the Cotswolds. The other series stars Highlander Hamish MacBeth, constable in the fictional town of Lochdub, Scotland. Beaton has devoted readers, people who put themselves on the BHPL reserve list as soon as they get wind of a new title in either series. So, to all you Hamish fans, the series is here. Actually it's at my house, but I promise to return it ASAP to give others a chance to see Robert Carlyle as Hamish and a perfect little town starring as Lochdub. It's all here, the wry humor, the small town feeling, Hamish's dog wee Jock, and some wandering hairy coo. See picture. Note: the series is based on Beaton's characters, but the stories are different and many details are different from the books.