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When Fergus Macleod, Lochdubh's abusive, drunk dustman is put in charge of the local recycling center, Hamish Macbeth smells trouble. Sure enough, Fergus, imbued with his new powers, becomes a bullying tyrant. When his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one is sorry - including his long-suffering family. But Macbeth is surprised to find that many of the despicable dustman's victims refuse to talk - and when violence strikes again, the lanky lawman must quickly unearth the culprit among a litter of suspects... before the killer makes a clean getaway!

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT -GREAT BEDTIME LISTEN

M.C. Beaton is not a great writer, as others have said the stories are shallow and the characters undeveloped. That said i have read about half of these and i really enjoy them because they are non demanding, no violence to disturb your dreams, no suspense that keeps you awake. Hamish is funny if you can flesh out his character on your own. I use these books to "hang my mind on" and pass time peacefully. i love great authors, James Lee Burke, and Adrian Mckinty are my favorites along with sci fi writer Michael J Sullivan. In comparison these books would get a C minus, But sometimes C minus is perfect for baby sitting my over active worrisome mind. Don't expect more than these are, and be free to enjoy the likable voice of Graeme Malcolm.

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Relaxing and Humerous

If you have enjoyed earlier Hamish MacBeth stories, I believe you will enjoy this one.

These are gentle, well plotted, humorous mysteries. They take place in a highland village populated by a colorful group of people. Hamish is a very clever policeman who seems lazy to some of his superiors because he doesn't want to be promoted and forced to move to a city. Gentle humor is woven into the story. If you are paying attention, you will smile, and possibly chuckle.

This is not an action packed thriller. It is a "cozy" in the best sense of the word.

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Crazy Plot but a Very Good Listen!

As usual the plot is far fetched and unbelievable but so what? If you have read other Hamish Macbeth mysteries you have probably grown fond of the quirky main character and will enjoy the many twists and turns of this book.

Graeme Malcolm has a soft steady voice - very easy to listen to and just right for this series.

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The Book Is Great but narrator not so much

I really love Shaun Grindell’s narration of the Hamish McBeth books. He gets the characters voices just right. But when Graeme Malcolm does them you can tell he just reads the book. If I hadn’t heard Shaun Grindell, I probably wouldn’t notice the difference.

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New Hamish Macbeth story!

What did you love best about Death of a Dustman?

Charming and whimsical, "Death of a Dustman" combines the usual mix of a well-constructed mystery and gentle comedy.

What about Graeme Malcolm’s performance did you like?

Very well-read by Graeme Malcolm, this is a great listen for all Hamish Macbeth fans.

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Bring back the original narrator!!!

it is so hard when you get used to a certain voice in a series, then the author goes with another totally different narrator. I understand that sometimes the original narrator may not be available or is working on another protect, but the least you could do is attempt to get someone with a Scottish or even an Irish accent. This reader clearly sounded British. He wasn't the Hamish we all know and love!!

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I’m a Fan

Body of the trash collector found in the trash bin.
Everybody wanted him gone. Unique place for a murder.

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Wonderful series

This series is so interesting, funny and does give one a view of life in the Scottish Highlands. M.C. Beaton does have a gift for story telling of great characters. There are many books in this Wonderful series, but for me, I can only listen to a Hamlish Macbeth tale as read by ‘Graeme Malcolm’.
He is the reader starting at book 16, I tried to listen to other narrators in books 1-15, but I can’t, not the same or as enjoyable without Mr. Malcolm.
(Same with the Agatha Raisin series by Beaton; best and only narrator for me is Penelope Keith).
Enjoy

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Wonderful!

Brilliantly read as always with Graeme Malcolm. one of Beaton's best. Great mystery, touching villagers, no suspense.

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OUTSTANDING

Same as always, a thoroughly entertaining book that leads you on and on to another chapter. It easily pulls you in to the Highlands

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