The aromas of wild thyme and Highland heather waft through Lochdubh, home to M. C. Beaton's eccentric policeman, Hamish Macbeth. Yet what the irascible constable smells in his latest case is the acrid scent of fear as an entire town is entrapped in something dark and deadly....
Yet as he deftly investigates the summer's high crimes and misdemeanors, he attracts the attention of his superiors. They feel a promotion and transfer will give him a larger playing field than Lochdubh. That's the last thing Macbeth wants. Now the laconic lawman needs a clever way to quash the move without losing his job entirely....
©2003 Marion Chesney. All rights reserved. (P)2012 AudioGo
I love Hamish - but why is he such an $&*#@. In this one he comes across as really unfair and almost mean to Isabel. She keeps coming back for more when any gal with half a head would have nothing to do with him. This cozie has too many ridiculous angles, not enough story in the story - too much trying to create a "you'll never guess what's really happening" story. I fear the author mailed this one in.
Doubtful. I have listened to three or four. Promised myself this would be the last time I got lazy and downloaded a Hamish instead of spending some more time searching out a better cozie. Titles please....
He a fine narrator.
Nothing pops into my mind ...
I love anything by M.C. Beaton. Ok - maybe not the sexiest series, but I call the Hamish Macbeth series "comfort reading". Ms. Beaton has a great sense of humor and heartwarming characters. Totally in love with Lochdubh.
Graeme Malcolm as Hamish Macbeth is the best! He nails it.
I have been a very long Beaton fan. This one breaks a little cadence and has some more twists in it. If you like Hamish, you will love this one.
Haven't read the print version, but good writting losses nothing when the narrator is excellent.
Hamish is quirky and beight and knows what he likes, so too do I. The author understands human nature very well and has a great sense of humor. Like a lot of folks, his relationships with women friends is a bit stunted.
Hamish, for sure.
I never listen to any book in one sitting. I use audible books to be able to read while doing other things.
Never miss a Hamish McBeth mystery and hope Ms Beaton remains healthy and happy for many years.
Have re-discovered "quality time." Evenings listening to good books have replaced mindless tv watching. What a difference!
Don't want to be a spoiler--but there is an unexpected love relationship in the geriatric set that is delightful.
Hard to say. It's less the scenes than the chemistry among the various people--one could sort of identify with their various quirks and oddities in a very human way.
The man who wants nothing more than the simple life, certainly no accolades, once again gets caught up in complicated, at times a bit humorous, affairs, and solves the crimes--even though he'd rather be back in his secure environment doing the things he really enjoys. The most unwilling police detective in all of fiction, who fights against accidentally getting promoted--finds himself solving crimes that lead him to fear the promotion would occur as a "punishment" to himself. :-)
The Hamish McBeth books are all wonderful in themselves, but this narrator is the BEST. He brings an element of charm, leaving this American just in love with the sound of the Scottish brogue.
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