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Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
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  • 1

    Death of a Gossip: Hamish Macbeth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane’s shrill voice permanently – until her strangled body is fished out of the river.

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  • 2

    Death of a Cad: Hamish Macbeth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, everyone in town is delighted…except for love-smitten Hamish Macbeth. Yet the affairs of his heart will have to wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla’s engagement party, has just been found murdered - shot while on a grouse hunt. Now, with so many titled party guests as prime suspects, each with their own reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case…and catch a killer, before they fly the coop!

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  • 3

    Death of an Outsider: Hamish Mcbeth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or - more accurately - has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the murdered victim are his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britain’s best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, but before he can head back home he has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the murder hushed up.

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    Death of an Outsider: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or more accurately, has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the murdered victim are his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Easy charm"
    Easy charm

    Yes, the stories are simple, and easy to listen to. If you are looking for complicated and suspenseful, then this is not for you, but If you like Agat..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2014 by Kindle Customer (United States)
  • 4

    Death of a Perfect Wife: Hamish Macbeth, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Hamish Macbeth is savouring the delights of a Highland summer. But as fast as the rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns to Lochdubh with a new fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges descend on the town. And then a paragon of housewife perfection named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her cowed husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban alcohol, and begin bird-watching.

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    Death of a Perfect Wife: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a hand basket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London - with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges, the diabolical Scottish mosquito, descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow.

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  • 5

    Death of a Hussy: Hamish Macbeth, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Maggie Baird is neither kind nor generous, but she is very, very rich. So when her car catches fire, with her inside it, there are five likely candidates for the role of murderer. All five had been houseguests at her luxurious Highlands home - Maggie’s timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for a husband. All five are utterly broke and all had ample opportunity to tamper with Maggie’s car. So finding out, who did it will require all of PC Hamish Macbeth’s extraordinary common sense and insight into human nature.

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    Death of a Hussy: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    About the best that can be said of wealthy Maggie Baird is that inside her middle-aged body, there still beats the heart of a beautiful tart. So when her car catches fire with Maggie in it, there are five likely suspects right on the premises of her luxurious Highlands cottage. Lochdubh police constable Hamish Macbeth has to question Maggie's timid niece and four former lovers, one of whom Maggie had intended to pick for her husband. All five are equally poor - with ample motive and opportunity to monkey with Maggie's car.

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  • 6

    Death of a Snob: Hamish Macbeth, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When Jane Wetherby offers PC Hamish Macbeth a holiday at her "Happy Wanderer" health farm on the isle of Eileencraig, he is more than happy to accept. Unfortunately the visit doesn’t prove to be the pampering experience he had been hoping for. Windswept Eileencraig is inhabited by hostile islanders, many of whom would be more than happy to be rid of the Happy Wanderer and its proprietor. And the company at the health farm is hardly better. The volatile party includes an ex-husband, an illicit lover, and Morag Todd, an unadulterated snob who criticizes everybody and everything.

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    Death of a Snob: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Believing that someone is trying to murder her, gorgeous Jane Wetherby asks Hamish Macbeth to spend Christmas with her and an exclusive group of friends at her Scottish island health farm. With a cold in his head and no place to go for the holidays, Hamish accepts her invitation. He thinks the lady is a bit daft, but, arriving on the lonely isle of Eileencraig, he feels a prickle of foreboding. The locals are openly threatening; the other guests, especially a terrible snob named Heather Todd, are barely civil.

    Bella McGuire says: "A Holiday Mystery!"
    A Holiday Mystery!

    It's the holiday season, and Hamish Macbeth is heading to the Happy Wanderer, a scottish health farm. The owner, Jane Weatherby, is worried that someo..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2014 by Bella McGuire (Canada)
  • 7

    Death of a Prankster: Hamish MacBeth, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When police constable Hamish Macbeth receives the news that there has been a murder at Arrat House, home of the relentless practical joker Arthur Trent, he doesn’t race to the scene of the crime. After all, last time he was called to investigate a death at the isolated Scottish manor, the "victim" turned out to be Trent’s manservant covered in fake blood. Thus prepared for another prank, Hamish arrives to find that Trent has been most decidedly murdered and for suspects there is a houseful of greedy relatives, all of whom are more than interested in the contents of the will than the crime at hand.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    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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  • 8

    Death of a Glutton: Hamish MacBeth, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    There’s not a cloud in Hamish Macbeth’s sky - just plenty of warm sunshine but not quite enough of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike one another. And the arrival of Maria’s gross, greedy business partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door.

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    Death of a Greedy Woman: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Peta Gore is the bane of her friend’s otherwise successful life. Maria Worth has come to hate her old friend - a noisy, vulgar glutton. There is no other way to describe Peta. She doesn’t just “have a good appetite” - she sucks and chomps and chews with relish. Not only are her table manners horrifying, but she has a habit of showing up at Maria’s carefully planned singles’ gatherings and spoiling everything by flirting with all the men.

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  • 9

    Death of a Travelling Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    It’s springtime in the Highlands but storms are brewing for Hamish Macbeth. His life is going to pot. He has - horrors! - been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a sinister self-proclaimed gypsy and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village. Hamish smells trouble and as usual he’s right. The doctor’s drugs have gone missing. Money vanishes. And neighbours suddenly become unneighbourly. Nobody wants to talk, either, so canny Hamish faces the delicate task of worming the facts out of the villagers. In the process he uncovers a story so bizarre that neither he nor the locals may ever be able to forget it.…

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    Death of a Traveling Man: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth's life is going to pot. He has - horrors! - been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a self-proclaimed traveler named Sean and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village. Hamish smells trouble, and he's right, as usual. The doctor's drugs go missing. Money vanishes. Neighbors suddenly become unneighborly. The tension only explodes after the itinerant Sean is found brutally beaten to death in his camper.

    Hadassah says: "Monteath was advertised as narrator, but alas!"
    Monteath was advertised as narrator, but alas!

    The book, yes, the narrator, no.

    Reviewed on March 27 2014 by Hadassah (Ohio, USA)
  • 10

    Death of a Charming Man: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    When the dashing Peter Hynd arrives in the backwater village of Drim, the local matrons overflow the town's only fitness class, and buy out the local store's hair coloring. Hamish isn't surprised that Hynd is soon missing, and a body has been found...until he finds the corpse is not the charming man he expects. Can Macbeth find the murderer and the missing man, or will the dour, crablike men of Drim keep their secrets and commit the perfect crime?

    Katherine says: "How's that engagement going?"
    How's that engagement going?

    This was a predictable-in-a-good-way Hamish Macbeth mystery and Beaton handled the engagement with Priscilla well. I read a later book first, so neve..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2012 by Katherine (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada)
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    Death of a Charming Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    Now that Priscilla Halburton-Smythe has agreed to marry him, Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth can't imagine a more perfect life. There's not much crime in his remote Scottish village of Lochdubh, nothing much at all to do but fish, drink coffee, and slouch around. And now to spend time with lovely Priscilla. But his days aren't as tranquil as his dreams. For one thing, Priscilla's renovation schemes are driving him out of his cottage. Not to mention her ambitious plans for his career as a policeman away from Lochdubh. This might be a good time to find out why Peter Hynd's arrival in nearby Drim was causing so much trouble....

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    Death of a Charming Man: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    All Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wants to do is fish and drink coffee with his fiancée. But when a mysterious stranger moves into the neighboring village - a rich, unmarried heartbreaker - a rivalry erupts among the local women, and the men of the village start a slow burn. It is amusing until death threats, assault, and murder shatter the tranquil countryside. Now Hamish must investigate the darker side of love and desire.

    Hadassah says: "Perfect story marred by poor narration"
    Perfect story marred by poor narration

    The characters are delightful. The reading was a tremendous disappointment.

    Reviewed on March 27 2014 by Hadassah (Ohio, USA)
  • 11

    Death of a Nag: Hamish Macbeth, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    After a romantic disappointment and an undeserved demotion, Scots village bobby Hamish Macbeth decides a week's holiday at the coastal village of Skag might be just the ticket. He's dead wrong, of course: the food is dire, and the man in the next room nags his wife so loudly and continuously that more than one person at the Friendly House bed-and-breakfast wishes him dead, though only Hamish is heard threatening him. When this chap's body is found floating in the river Skag, Hamish is the prime suspect.

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    Death of a Nag: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth is dourer than ever after losing both his promotion and his girl, the loyal Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. A trip to a charming seaside inn with his dog Towser is meant to raise his sagging spirits. Instead he arrives at "Friendly House" to find the ambiance chilling, the food inedible, and his fellow guests less than neighborly. There's an amorous spinster, two tarty girls, a retired military man, a secretive London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife, Doris, that everyone wants to kill him. Then somebody does.

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  • 12

    Death of a Macho Man: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    When Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one of the many fights involving Randy "Macho Man" Duggan, the ruffian challenges him to a fistfight. Everyone expects Macbeth to take a beating from the man who claims to be a professional wrestler, but on the chosen day, Duggan is found shot to death - and Macbeth is the likeliest suspect. The brutal Macho Man left a trail of fear and hatred in his wake, and Macbeth must find the murderer and clear his name.

    Kathi says: "Not the best in the series--though still good!"
    Not the best in the series--though still good!

    Although I have never yet listened to a Hamish Macbeth story I didn't like, this is not up there with the top ones. Hamish, the only policeman in the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    Death of a Macho Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    The unconventional Hamish Macbeth finds that his own impetuousness places him at the center of a murder investigation. Everyone in the Scottish Highlands village of Lochdubh called Randy Duggan 'the Macho Man'. Duggan went around the village and bragged about everything he had done and said he once was a wrestler in America and an explorer in the Middle East. At first his outrageous stories drew an admiring crowd at the local pub, but soon his bullying ways lead to anger and violence.

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  • 13

    Death of a Dentist: Hamish Macbeth, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Just when Hamish most needs him - the dentist turns up dead... In Scotland, where thrift and a 'nice set of dentures' are generally admired, dental surgeon Dr Frederick Gilchrist's cheap rates and penchant for pulling teeth have gained him a clientele. However, wiser Highlanders (like Hamish Macbeth) opt to steer clear of this reputed womanizer's all-too-busy hands. Only jaw-throbbing agony drives Hamish to Gilchrist's surgery, but what he finds is the dentist's dead body - putting several angry husbands in the frame for murder...

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  • 14

    Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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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.

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  • 15

    Death of an Addict: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    When a recovering addict dies while recuperating near Lochdubh, our red-headed hero suspects foul play. To complete his investigation, Constable Macbeth must leave his idyllic home and travel to Amsterdam to match wits with big-time drug dealers. Fans will enjoy seeing a new, tougher side of Macbeth as he dons smart suits and falls in love with his gorgeous superior officer.

    JoAnn says: "I'll stick to reading the series"
    I'll stick to reading the series

    I have been reading all the Hamish Macbeth series and thoroughly enjoy the stories. By the way I love the Agatha Raisin series by the author as well...Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2013 by JoAnn (Westminster, CO, United States)
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    Death of an Addict: Hamish Macbeth, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    Recovering addict Tommy Jarret has rented a chalet to check out reports of a sea monster near the village of Drim. Then he turns up dead, apparently from a drug overdose, and constable Hamish Macbeth finds the lad's demise particularly fishy. Deciding to go undercover, Hamish infiltrates the local drug dealing trade. But his plans looks doomed when he's teamed up with a tough Glaswegian detective inspector named Olivia Chater, aka Concrete Knickers. For the Lochdubh lawman it would be equally dangerous to flounder...or fall in love.

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    Death of an Addict: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Recovering drug addict Tommy Jarret rents a Scottish chaletto check out reports of a sea monster near the dour village of Drim. But when he is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth suspects foul play. Deciding to pose undercover, Hamish infiltrates the illicit drug trade in nearby Strathbane, but his daft scheme springs a leak when he is teamed with a tough Glasgow detective inspector named Olivia Chater, a.k.a. "concrete knickers."

    Adella says: "Hamish is amazing!"
    Hamish is amazing!

    Death of an Addict has many complex characters and reading it several times gives you new an interesting insights to the world of Hamish Macbeth..Hami..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2014 by Adella (Keaau, HI, United States)
  • 16

    A Highland Christmas: Hamish Macbeth Series, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    In dark, wintry Lochdubh, Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. The Calvinist element in town has always resisted what they view as secular frivolity, so for most of the townsfolk there'll be no carols, feasting, gifts - or even whisky on Christmas Day! And for PC Hamish Macbeth there's no holiday from crime - he finds himself hunting for a missing cat belonging to a lonely spinster.

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  • 17

    Death of a Dustman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When Fergus Macleod, Lochdubh's abusive, drunk dustman is put in charge of the local recycling centre and is dubbed the 'Environment Officer', Hamish Macbeth smells trouble. Sure enough, Fergus, imbued with his new powers, becomes a bullying tyrant and when his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one is sorry - including his long-suffering family.

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  • 18

    Death of a Celebrity: Hamish Macbeth, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Lochdubh, remotely nestling in the Highlands, is perfectly anonymous... until well-known TV reporter Crystal French races into town in her bright new BMW. And PC Hamish Macbeth, dourly wed to duty rather than the fiancée who dumped him, promptly gives her a ticket for reckless driving. Outraged, Crystal makes Macbeth's life a misery with a TV report on policing in the Highlands...

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  • 19

    Death of a Village: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    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.

    Jessica says: "Comfort Reading"
    Comfort Reading

    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 sen..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2013 by Jessica (United States)
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    Death of a Village: Hamish Macbeth, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Trouble is afoot in the remote Scottish fishing village of Stoyre, where the inhabitants are acting kind of... fishy. On a routine visit, Hamish Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church unexpectedly full, and the very air permeated with fear. Then an explosion levels a holiday cottage which the locals call 'an act of God'. Hamish has another theory, one that will make the national news. With the help of sharp-eyed journalist Elspeth Grant and Lugs (his dog) he begins to winkle out the truth.

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  • 20

    Death of a Poison Pen

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    • By M.C. Beaton
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  • 21

    Death of a Bore

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    When John Heppel, a visiting writer to Lochdubh, first proposes forming a writers' circle, the idea is met with much enthusiasm from local residents. However, once the classes get underway, attendance quickly falters due to one undeniable fact: John Heppel is a long-winded, consummate bore. But is dullness a motive for murder? Hamish Macbeth wouldn't ordinarily think so. So when Heppel is found dead, Hamish begins looking for deeper meaning in the writer's stories.

    E.D. says: "Lochdubh rides again"
    Lochdubh rides again

    This is a really great series, you can become a member of the community. The tall, lanky copper is like an orange lollipop, but there is much more to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 04 2013 by E.D. (California)
  • 22

    Death of a Dreamer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Effie Garrand is quite delusional, having convinced herself and everyone else that local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. After a huge fight with Jock, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock. Now, it's up to Hamish to find the dreamer's killer before any more nightmares unfold.

    Michele Charles says: "A warm and welcome place"
    A warm and welcome place

    I just love M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series! I can't get enough of them. I've read them all and I love the audio books as well. Death of a Dreamer..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2008 by Michele Charles (Mountain View, OK, US)
  • 23

    Death of a Maid

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (79)

    Mrs. Gillespie is famous for being the best maid in the northwest of Sutherland. But to Hamish Macbeth, she is a malicious gossip who bangs around the furniture and clanks pots. When Hamish wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle, he spends most of the day trying to avoid her. He doesn't understand how she managed to gain such a fine reputation. Then she is found dead, struck down violently by a metal bucket of water.

    Barbara says: "Death of a Maid"
    Death of a Maid

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book - the narrator had a lovely Scottish accent that really brought the story alive.

    Reviewed on October 15 2008 by Barbara (Memphis, TN, USA)
  • 24

    Death of a Gentle Lady: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (138)

    Gentle by name, gentle by nature. Everyone in the sleepy Scottish town of Lochdubh adores elderly Mrs. Gentle - everyone but Hamish Macbeth, that is. Hamish thinks the gentle lady is quite sly and vicious, and the citizens of Lochdubh think he is overly cranky. Perhaps it's time for him to get married, they say. 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.

    W Barry McCue says: "This is just a great story"
    This is just a great story

    Hamish is a great character. Nothing like the normal hero, he's just a guy doing the best he can despite all the problems tossed at him by the people..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2008 by W Barry McCue (Braidwood, IL United States)
  • 25

    Death of a Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (131)

    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!

    vancouverquilter says: "The narrator really makes the story"
    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 antici..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2012 by vancouverquilter (Vancouver, WA, United States)
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    Death of a Witch: Hamish Macbeth, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Returning from holiday Hamish becomes unaccountably worried - it's as if he senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over Lochdubh. He soon learns that there is a newcomer to the village, a woman called Catriona Beldame, and that the villagers have decided she is a witch. At first Hamish is charmed by her, but is dismayed when he finds out she's been supplying dangerous potions to certain local people.

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  • 26

    Death of a Valentine: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (128)

    Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, may actually marry at last. The entire village of Lochdubh adores Macbeth's bride-to-be. Josie McSween is Hamish's new constable, and she is a pretty little thing, with glossy brown hair and big brown eyes. The local folk think that Josie is quite a catch, but Hamish couldn't be more miserable.

    susan e. says: "reliable Hamish Macbeth"
    reliable Hamish Macbeth

    Usual good story, great characters and good performance make this a solid listen. If you like an easy listening mystery with a non-traditional detect..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2010 by susan e. ()
  • 27

    Death of a Chimney Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (206)

    In the isolated villages in the north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the chimney sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until the day that Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder.

    Susan says: "Hamish, Anderson and Blair -- As Usual"
    Hamish, Anderson and Blair -- As Usual

    I enjoy the books that M. C. Beaton writes. The Hamish Macbeth books (as well as the Agatha Raisin books) all follow a sort of "formula." For Hamish..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2011 by Susan (Amery, WI, United States)
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    Death of a Sweep: Hamish Macbeth, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney.

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  • 28

    Death of a Kingfisher: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive.

    Chablis from Seattle says: "A delightful, tangled web of intrigue!"
    A delightful, tangled web of intrigue!

    This book is delightful, especially for M C Beaton fans, who have learned to suspend disbelief and simply enjoy the odd characters that inhabit Hamish..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 16 2012 by Chablis from Seattle (Seattle, WA USA)
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    Death of a Kingfisher: Hamish Macbeth, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    PC Hamish Macbeth can't help but admire the resourcefulness of the Highlanders during the recession - in tough times they have to lure tourists to their sleepy towns and the quaint village of Braikie has come up with a novel solution. It really doesn't have that much to offer apart from a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which the clued-up local tourist board director has rechristened "The Fairy Glen" and has had brochures printed with a beautiful kingfisher rising from a lake on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive but just as the town's luck starts to turn....

    Sharon says: "Hamish is wearing thin!"
    Hamish is wearing thin!

    The story was soooo unbelievable with a plot that was a total stretch. Hamish is a fairly good character but he's placed in such unbelievable situatio..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2013 by Sharon (Seattle, WA USA)
  • 29

    Death of Yesterday

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he doesn't begin to worry. She had been out drinking, after all, and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - had forgotten.

    Sharron says: "Like visiting an old friend"
    Like visiting an old friend

    Hamish Macbeth #29? (2013 addition to the mystery series)

    After the first moments of the narrator speaking over harsh jangly intro music, thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 30 2013 by Sharron (Asheville, NC, United States)
  • 30

    Death of a Policeman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (56)

    Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

    Kathi says: "The narrator brings this book to life!"
    The narrator brings this book to life!

    Graeme Malcolm's narration carries the story in this episode of the Highland policeman who wants nothing more than to be left on his own turf, to take..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    Death of a Policeman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure and this presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Hamish does every day.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.