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Death of a Ghost Audiobook

Death of a Ghost: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 32

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Publisher's Summary

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth - Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman - returns in M. C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times best-selling series

Death of a Ghost

When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all.

There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment - to eat bacon baps - but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen.

It's clear something strange - and deadly - is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again.

©2017 M. C. Beaton (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Longing for escape? Tired of waiting for Brigadoon to materialize? Time for a trip to Lochdubh, the scenic, if somnolent, village in the Scottish Highlands where M. C. Beaton sets her beguiling whodunits featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Theresa Griffin 03-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Graeme Malcolm is the best"
    Would you listen to Death of a Ghost again? Why?

    Graeme Malcolm is the only one that does each character justice, and his inflections are perfect. Great story line.


    Which character – as performed by Graeme Malcolm – was your favorite?

    Hamish, but he does a great job with all of them, and consistently captures their individual personalities.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie H, Arizona 03-28-17
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    "Loved it!"

    As usual, another delightful episode in Hamish Macbeth's life. Love the humor & clever twists.

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    Charleen G. Smith 02-24-17 Member Since 2016

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    "MacBeth not so innocent or kind."

    Hamish is still the intelligent detective, always searching for answers but after years of dealing with Blair,and town busybodies he's beginning to develop an edginess I hadn't noticed before. I think it's a really good read and the narration is excellent. I hope this is not anywhere near the last we hear of Hamish Macbeth.

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    Chuck Diven 05-14-17
    Chuck Diven 05-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Death of A Great Series"

    The only thing that kept us listening was the fact that we were on a long drive and the curiosity about just how bad this book was written. All of our favorite characters, including Hamish, had morphed into unappealing, one - dimensional cartoons of their former selves. The plot was a string of throwaway characters and pointless incidents. Avoid this book if you love M. C. Beaton's wonderful series.

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    Parris 05-03-17
    Parris 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful"

    Hamish at his very best...made even more pleasant by G. Malcolm's narration...thank you Ms Beaton

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    S. B. D. cold spring, ny 04-21-17
    S. B. D. cold spring, ny 04-21-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Very confusing"

    I have enjoyed this series for a long time, but found this book quite confusing. Unable to keep track of too many different characters. Unfortunately disappointed.

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    Jane V. Cray 04-02-17
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    "Quite surprising!"

    As always enjoyed this outing with Hamish! I was quite surprised by some of the plot twists! No spoilers! I did not like the music playing in the background at the beginning and end.

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    Jamaluddin Moloo Columbia, SC United States 03-10-17
    Jamaluddin Moloo Columbia, SC United States 03-10-17 Member Since 2011
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    "A usual fan of Hammish."

    I have been addicted to M. C. Beaton for many years. However this in this book I have found it to be very fragmented.

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    Aurora Keith Pajeau 03-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Review of Death of a Ghost"

    This was a my review:
    Loved it! Loved loved loved it! Thank you Marion!

    Aurora K Pajeau MD MPH.
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