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Death of a Witch | [M. C. Beaton]

Death of a Witch

When the Catriona Beldame is found murdered and her home set ablaze, Hamish Macbeth must clear his own name and then work to solve yet another murder to bring peace and quiet back to his beloved village. His investigations are complicated by a romance with a female forensic expert. Perhaps the Scotish Highlands' most stubborn bachelor will get married at last!
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Returning from a disappointing foreign holiday, police constable Hamish Macbeth is worried. He learns that a newcomer, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed by her until he finds out that she has been supplying dangerous potions. At first the villagers won't listen to him, saying that the loveless Hamish has turned against all women.

When Beldame is found murdered and her home set ablaze, he must clear his own name and then work to solve yet another murder to bring peace and quiet back to his beloved village. His investigations are complicated by a romance with a female forensic expert. Perhaps the Scotish Highlands' most stubborn bachelor will get married at last!

©2009 Marion Chesney; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks America

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    vancouverquilter Vancouver, WA, United States 07-09-12
    vancouverquilter Vancouver, WA, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "The narrator really makes the story"

    As I've said before, Mr. Malcolm IS, repeat, IS Hamish MacBeth. And the character of MacBeth makes even a less than spectacular story worth my anticipation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dottie B. Washington DC 10-23-09
    Dottie B. Washington DC 10-23-09 Member Since 2006

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    "Very fun listen"

    For what this book is, it is very enjoyable. The narrator is fantastic, and the book was fun to listen to. For people who love British narrators, and light mysteries, I recommend it!

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    "Back door!"

    I came to this series via this book, which happens to be the back door (# 25 in the Hamish Macbeth series. Enjoyable characters, but it is clear that there are established relationships that you don't have the background on. I enjoyed this one enough to try and track down more of this series. The narrator was a good choice for this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeni GREENSBORO, NC, United States 05-24-09
    Jeni GREENSBORO, NC, United States 05-24-09 Member Since 2009

    I'm an avid reader/listener who loves a good yarn, a voice full of character, and a little something to think about. I hate it when a great story is ruined by unnecessary or extreme violence/profanity.

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    "Mystery and Charm in Northern Scotland"

    In this well-read, charmingly accented recording, Beaton's appealing characters become more engaging. I feel that I would recognize Hamish Macbeth if I passed him on the street.

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    K. Vancamp Frontier, Michigan USA 06-24-13
    K. Vancamp Frontier, Michigan USA 06-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Yawn!"

    They should have called this Death of a Listener. It bored me to death. I could not wait for it to end and it is a relatively short audiobook. I bought it because it has over 4 stars. Seriously? But this is part of a larger series and maybe if I had started with book 1? That is not going to happen now. I guess this is just 'not my cup of tea'.

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    Larry LEBANON, OR, United States 08-06-12
    Larry LEBANON, OR, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    ""Witch" not as good as others in the series"
    Would you be willing to try another book from M. C. Beaton? Why or why not?

    Yes, I like the MacBeth series. However Audible.com does not have all of them, so there are gaps in the continuity.


    What about Graeme Malcolm’s performance did you like?

    He is the best reader for this series.


    Was Death of a Witch worth the listening time?

    Yes, but not as much as others.


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    Jocelyn Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada 05-23-12
    Jocelyn Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada 05-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I love Hamish Macbeth!!"

    Sit back relax don't worry - do you have a cup of tea maybe a hobnob cookie? Now you are ready for Hamish. Enjoy!!

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 06-10-11
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 06-10-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Entertaining"

    Hamish Macbeth constable of Lochdubh with the colorfull towns people is a wonderful change of the more modern mysteries. I was able to get faces the people and town by watching the videos which you can only find at Netlix.

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    Julie Apple Valley, MN, United States 08-31-10
    Julie Apple Valley, MN, United States 08-31-10 Member Since 2009
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    "M C Beaton Does It Again"

    I love the Hamish Macbeth series. The characters, the humour, the plot make for a great escape into a wonderful gentle world that you wish really existed.

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