But who has time for marriage when there's a murder to be solved? When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks there's more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this lady's gentle exterior.
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©2008 Marion Chesney; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
"Malcolm's polished delivery meshes perfectly with the dialogue, small-town setting, and the atmosphere." (Booklist)
I fell in love with Hamish MacBeth through the TV show years ago. I'm not a big mystery fan, but I love a good story in an exotic location and this series fits the bill to a T. This is the first book in the series I tried, and it's a bit awkward having Hamish described differently from the way I see him in my mind, but the story sounds just like an ep from the TV show, so I'm happy. Love having a long series to listen to, so I'm hooked on Hamish again.
Graeme Malcolm's voice fits the mood of the book perfectly.
Funny and entertaining. This is my favorite of the whole Hamish Series. Hope to encounter Ana Krokoski some time again.
I love the Hamish Macbeth series. The fact that we get to see more of Hamish's cringe worthy interactions with women makes it that much better!
Kind of in the middle, I like these stories, but they are all very similiar
Sure, I love the Highland accent!
Yes, he is the main reason I listen, love his voice and accent
Aggravating when mystery books have the murderer turn out to be someone who wasn't really involved in the story until you find out they are the killer. Feels like the whole listening experience is wasted when the killer turns out to be a character you have no idea about until the very end.
The narrator does their best with material that is undecided about whether it is a serious mystery. The story opens well but the actions of Hamish Macbeth are unrealistic especially where he escapes from his arch Nemesis Blair, another police officer, who has kidnapped him.The conclusion where Macbeth connives to have Blair marry a prostitute as retribution is in my opinion ludicrous.
The author attempts to inject reality into her criminals by having them iterate a litany of factors that caused their warped psychology. This also detracts from what is basically a good murder mystery.
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