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Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth, Book 14 | [M. C. Beaton]

Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth, Book 14

Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Highlands. She hasn't written a word in years and her books are out of print. But now a television company is about to film her last detective story, featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vare. Even better, a London publisher is bringing the book into print. Even though the snobbish Miss Martyn-Broyd doesn't care to mix with the locals she can't help but share her excitement with local policeman Hamish Macbeth.
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Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Highlands. She hasn't written a word in years and her books are out of print. But now a television company is about to film her last detective story, featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vare.

Even better, a London publisher is bringing the book into print. Even though the snobbish Miss Martyn-Broyd doesn't care to mix with the locals she can't help but share her excitement with local policeman Hamish Macbeth.

Imagine her horror when Miss Martyn-Broyd discovers that Lady Harriet Vare is portrayed as a pot-smoking hippy, that the screenwriter is known for his violent and scurrilous scripts and that Lady Harriet is going to be played by the scene-stealing trollop Penelope Gates.

But a contract is a contract, Ms Martyn-Broyd quickly learns and when she is accused of murdering the scriptwriter and the leading lady, she turns to her one friend in Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth, to help her.

©2013 M. C. Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Jules
    United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "Good listen!"
    Would you listen to Death of a Scriptwriter again? Why?

    Yes, the whole series following the life of Hamish Macbeth can be listened to over and over again - still as enjoyable however many times I listen. Scriptwriter didn't disappoint.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death of a Scriptwriter?

    Patricia's mortification at Lady Harriet being portrayed as a fun loving, hippy type was very amusing - I laughed out loud at some of the phrases used.


    What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?

    Everything! I tried listening to another of the Hamish stories by a different performer and it just wasn't the same. David brings all the characters to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing really 'moved me' but, as usual, I found the story light hearted and amusing.


    Any additional comments?

    Although any of the Hamish Macbeth books can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, I think it would be better to listen to them in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • topsy
    2/7/15
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    "Very enjoyable and a good evening listen"

    A good evening listen. It's well written and well read, what more could you want. I will definitely go on to listen to more Hamish stories.

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