Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
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  • 1
    Death of a Gossip: Hamish Macbeth, Book 1 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Gossip: Hamish Macbeth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (11)
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    (8)
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    (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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  • 1-2
    Death of a Gossip & Death of a Cad: The First Two Hamish Macbeth Mysteries | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Gossip & Death of a Cad: The First Two Hamish Macbeth Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
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    When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers - or was it the fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills - until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer.

    What a character!

    A person could possibly not like Hamish Macbeth, but then, what the heck would they be reading books for anyway? It's not their thing. If you love c..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2014 by C. Morris (Klamath Falls, OR USA)
  • 1.5
    A Highland Christmas: Hamish Macbeth | M. C. Beaton

    A Highland Christmas: Hamish Macbeth

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    (8)
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    (8)
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    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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  • 3
    Death of an Outsider: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 3 | M.C. Beaton

    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
    (77)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    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.

    Death in the Highlands

    This is a well written book with the right balance of humor and mystery. Hamish runs into murder and a group of eccentric characters in another Highl..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2015 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 2
    Death of a Cad: Hamish Macbeth, Book 2 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Cad: Hamish Macbeth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (9)
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    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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 | M. C. Beaton

    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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  • 4
    Death of a Perfect Wife: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 4 | M. C. Beaton

    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
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    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.

    A Pleasant Trip to Lochdubh

    This was another very good book set in Loch Duh. Hamish is a good cop and I'm glad he fiannly got some credit. I am also happy the Priscilla is begi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2015 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 5
    Death of a Hussy: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 5 | M. C. Beaton

    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
    (49)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    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.

    Made me appreciate the other narrators

    This book probably completes the series for me. I enjoyed it, but the narrator's attempt at all the voices and accents was very laboured. I found it ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2014 by Katherine (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada)
  • 4
    Death of a Perfect Wife: Hamish Macbeth, Book 4 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Perfect Wife: Hamish Macbeth, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (9)
    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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  • 6
    Death of a Snob: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 6 | M. C. Beaton

    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
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    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.

    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 Cozy Reader (Canada)
  • 5
    Death of a Hussy: Hamish Macbeth, Book 5 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Hussy: Hamish Macbeth, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (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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  • 7
    Death of a Prankster: The Hamish Macbeth Mysters, Book 7 | M. C. Beaton

    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
    (49)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    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.

    Alas, it was the reader....

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2015 by Richard (Maple Park, IL, United States)
  • 6
    Death of a Snob: Hamish Macbeth, Book 6 | M. C. Beaton

    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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  • 7
    Death of a Prankster: Hamish MacBeth, Book 7 | M. C. Beaton

    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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  • 8
    Death of a Greedy Woman: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 8 | M. C. Beaton

    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
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    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 Traveling Man: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 9 | M. C. Beaton

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    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.

    Monteath was advertised as narrator, but alas!

    The book, yes, the narrator, no.

    Reviewed on March 27 2014 by Hadassah (England)
  • 8
    Death of a Glutton: Hamish MacBeth, Book 8 | M. C. Beaton

    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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  • 19
    Death of a Village: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 19 | M. C. Beaton

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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (119)

    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.

    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 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Village: Hamish Macbeth, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    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 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Poison Pen

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    (24)
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    When the townspeople of Lochdubh begin receiving poison-pen letters, no one takes them very seriously, even if they are full of wild accusations. But Hamish fears that they might lead to something deadly. His instincts prove correct when the town's postmistress is found hanging from a rope with a poison-pen letter at her feet. Though it appears to be a suicide, Hamish suspects something more sinister. Attempting to trace the letters, the last thing Hamish needs is any distractions, but soon Jenny Ogilvie arrives in Lochdubh determined to seduce him.

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  • 21
    Death of a Bore | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Bore

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    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.

    The usual fare:-)

    All these Hamish McBeth "mysteries" are the same. LIght and comic even while he solves a murder and juggles ex-girlfriends. It's pleasant enough to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 23 2007 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 22
    Death of a Dreamer | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Dreamer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (201)
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    (103)
    Story
    (101)

    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.

    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 (Weatherford, OK)
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    Death of a Maid | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Maid

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (148)

    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.

    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)
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    Death of a Gentle Lady: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Gentle Lady: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
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    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.

    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)
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    Death of a Witch | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (159)

    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!

    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 | M.C. Beaton

    Death of a Witch: Hamish Macbeth, Book 25

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

    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
    (343)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (159)

    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.

    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. ()
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    Death of a Chimney Sweep | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Chimney Sweep

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    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 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Sweep: Hamish Macbeth, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    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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    Death of a Kingfisher: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Kingfisher: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
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    (170)
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    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.

    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 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Kingfisher: Hamish Macbeth, Book 27

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

    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)
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    Death of Yesterday | M. C. Beaton

    Death of Yesterday

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    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)
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    Death of a Policeman | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Policeman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
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    (114)
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    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.

    Hamish wins again!

    Beaton always weaves a good story. With a hero like Hamish, how could she fail?

    Reviewed on May 11 2014 by George (Savannah, GA, USA)
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    Death of a Policeman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 30 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Policeman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    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.

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