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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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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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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.

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Round and Around We Go

I love these books. But I’m dizzy with the back-and-forth and round and round of Hamish and Priscilla. And I wish I wish Elsbeth would just go away.

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fun read

I had some real good laughs with this one Hamish is always my go to read narrator did a grand job

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The Witch is Dead

This is my favorite yet of a favorite series. Mystery and comedy well written by MC Beaton. I loved the surprise ending!

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Too many sixth senses and stupid decisions

Too many sixth senses and stupid unlikely decisions in this volume. Too easy. Too many murders and nothing in the outcome to knock your socks off.

This series is never very intelligent or believable. I keep listening to more because it's set in the Scottish Highlands, and inertia. But it doesn't do much in describing the scenery of winter or summer. You can probably find other books with more vivid scenes. It doesn't describe much about the food either. Just average writing with occasionally good lines, average storyline, same ol stories.

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Pub. Summary Wrong

Apparently the publisher read a different version of this story! This one was much better.

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Bad file

This file is defective it doesn't play right, on the computer or ipad. Very discouraging! Steve Peterson