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Death of a Prankster: The Hamish Macbeth Mysters, Book 7 | [M. C. Beaton]

Death of a Prankster: The Hamish Macbeth Mysters, Book 7

Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to the remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a new bag of unfunny jokes.
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A classic title from M.C. Beaton's New York Times best-selling Hamish Macbeth series about the death of a practical joker.

Admittedly, there's a touch of black humor in the case. Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to the remote Arrat House in the dead of winter for a deathbed farewell. They arrive to find him in perfect health and eager to torment them with a new bag of unfunny jokes.

But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent's own. And nobody's laughing. Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth, who is hard put to glean any information from Trent's unappealing nearest and dearest. And when the lanky constable's former flame Priscilla Halburton-Smythe inserts herbeautiful self into the case, Hamish must muster all his native guile to carry him through. Fortunately, he has a few clever tricks up his own sleeve which enable this most endearing of crime fighters to get the best - and last - laugh.

©2013 Blackstone Audio; ©2012 M.C. Beaton

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    Richard Maple Park, IL, United States 04-18-15
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    I've listened. with pleasure, to many Hamish Macbeth books, but this was the first read by Shaun Grindell and it was most disappointing. His reading was often difficult to understand particularly his accents. Not an easy listen. I recommend that readers look for the Hamish Macbeth books read by Graeme Malcolm, who does a superb job.

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    Tanakia 03-21-15
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Get a better narrator. This one put me to sleep and makes an otherwise okay book sound very boring. His intonation is the same for almost every sentence, making it sound monotonous. A more vibrant style of narration and character voices would bring it to life.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Davina Porter or Penelope Keith would be better narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to all of the Agatha Raisin series, I have a hard time with Hamish MacBeth and the plodding pace. Partly, as mentioned above, it's due to this narrator, but partly it's the style of this series. I will try another one with Davina Porter as narrator and see how I like it.

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    What did you love best about Death of a Prankster?

    All M.C Beaton books worth the read / listen. Hamish is a good small town cop that just knows life.


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