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
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    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.

    Strangely incongruous

    An odd book. The main character Hamish McBeth was not prominently featured and so difficult to warm to as insufficiently featured. As this is the star..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by Tommy ()
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Nice, gooey Christmas listen

    It was a gentle story, set in a fictional area of the Highlands. If you're looking for the polar opposite of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" this is..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 January 2014 by Jennifer (Salford, United Kingdom)
  • 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
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    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!

    Good yarn

    Step back in time to a gentler time. Hamish is fun and a cool guy.
    It's a gentle romp.

    Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Kathryn McIntyre ()
  • 3
    Death of an Outsider: Hamish Macbeth, Book 3 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of an Outsider: Hamish Macbeth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    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: 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
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    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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  • 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
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    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.

    Hamish the hero

    amusing, intriguing, delightful

    Reviewed on 30 November 2014 by Alexandra (Loughborough, United Kingdom)
  • 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
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    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
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    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.

    Enjoying this series

    I am now on book 8 having just finished Death of a Prankster

    This series is excellent and David Monteath narrates well - easy to listen to an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 December 2013 by Mrs (Northampton, United Kingdom)
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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Another Hamish triumph

    Audio gives the book life

    Reviewed on 28 January 2015 by Alexandra (Loughborough, United Kingdom)
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    Death of a Travelling Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 9 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Travelling Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    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 Charming Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 10 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Charming Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    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....

    A not so charming man

    Hamish MacBeth stories are all good reads/listens - not too demanding but keeping my interest right to the end. The charming man of the title is thor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2015 by Yardswoman (Lincolnshire UK)
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    Death of a Nag: Hamish Macbeth, Book 11 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Nag: Hamish Macbeth, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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 Macho Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 12 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Macho Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Excellent as always.

    Love the narration by David Monteith. I never tire of the Hamish McBeth stories. keep up the good work.

    Reviewed on 16 September 2015 by Cathy Swanson ()
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    Death of a Dentist | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Dentist

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    If you haven't already fallen in love with the internationally acclaimed M.C. Beaton, then this audiobook filled with her trademark wry wit and a wonderfully puzzling plot will do the trick.

    Great fun

    A relaxing, witty listen. As a hard-core Agatha Raisin fan, this was my first foray into to the world of Hamish and very enjoyable it was! Full of wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 October 2016 by Ruth ()
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    Death of a Dentist: Hamish Macbeth, Book 13 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Dentist: Hamish Macbeth, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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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    Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth, Book 14 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (32)
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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.

    Excellent story, keeps you hanging on to the last!

    MC Newton keeps you hanging on for Hamish to solve the plot. Poor Hamish, still unlucky in love.

    Reviewed on 19 June 2016 by Jim Herd (Scotland)
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    Death of an Addict: Hamish Macbeth, Book 15 | M. C. Beaton

    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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  • 16
    Death of a Dustman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 16 | M.C. Beaton

    Death of a Dustman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 16

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

    Excellent

    Excellent story as always. Love Hamish Macbeth stories have read several and now listening to audible version added even more pleasure, excellent read..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by AnnL ()
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    Death of a Celebrity: Hamish Macbeth, Book 17 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Celebrity: Hamish Macbeth, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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...

    Hamish MacBeth at his best.

    MC Beaton, kept me guessing, right up until the end, who was guilty. The characters were 3dimensional especially the replacement for the scunner Bl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 November 2016 by Jim Herd (Scotland)
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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
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    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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    Death of a Poison Pen: Hamish Macbeth, Book 19 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Poison Pen: Hamish Macbeth, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    A sudden outbreak of maliciousness strikes the town of Lochdubh in the form of a rash of poison pen letters. Things turn deadly when the local postmistress is found hanged in her room... with a vicious note beneath her dangling feet. Though his superiors call it suicide, PC Hamish Macbeth pronounces it murder. But Hamish is soon distracted by Jenny Ogilvie, a friend of his ex-fiancee, who arrives in Lochdubh to seduce him. And then he's ambushed by local reporter Elspeth Grant, who sets out to land the story - and Hamish - for herself.

    Very enjoyable

    Another success by M C Beaton,
    love Hamish McBeth, thoroughly enjoyable, can't wait for the next one to be published

    Reviewed on 21 April 2015 by Mrs. ()
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    Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth, Book 20 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Bore: Hamish Macbeth, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    Not bored to death but murder most foul... Celebrated author John Heppel is known in Lochdubh as a self-important bore, prone to belittling the scribblings of the locals in his creative writing class. So when he's found dead, his mouth oozing ink, it seems a fitting fate. But for PC Hamish Macbeth, the murder is more than a disruption of idyllic village life - especially when the media arrive, trailing in their wake DCI Heather Meikle, a maneater with a taste for bachelor police constables.

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    Death of a Dreamer: Hamish Macbeth, Book 21 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Dreamer: Hamish Macbeth, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    She couldn't paint to save her life - so someone's given her a lesson by taking it! Most newcomers don't stay long in remote Lochdubh - usually boredom, dampness and nosy locals drive them out. But it looks as if artist Effie Garrand has come to stay. When Hamish Macbeth calls on her he's amazed to find the woman in residence after a particularly harsh winter. Unfortunately, Effie is also quite delusional, having convinced herself that fellow local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged.

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    Death of a Maid: Hamish Macbeth, Book 22 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Maid: Hamish Macbeth, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    Mrs. Gillespie is famous around the northwest of Sutherland for being the best charwoman ever. Of course, if anyone has any social pretensions one does not say charwoman, one talks about "my maid". Hamish Macbeth wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle but spends most of the day trying to avoid her. She is a malicious gossip and she bangs around the furniture and clanks pots--he wonders how on earth she managed to get such a good reputation.

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    Death of a Gentle Lady: Hamish Macbeth, Book 23 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Gentle Lady: Hamish Macbeth, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
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    Mrs Gentle has fooled everyone into thinking she is as sweet as she sounds - Gentle by name and gentle by nature. But local constable Hamish Macbeth isn't fooled. He believes this little old lady is actually quite sly and vicious, but he's in a minority of one. Or is he? When Mrs Gentle dies under unusual circumstances, the villagers of Lochdubh are shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects that members of her family may be involved but Hamish thinks there's much more to the story - and is willing to get rough to solve the riddle of Mrs Gentle's mysterious demise.

    A good listen for Hamish Macbeth fans

    This series is a strange mix of who-dun-it and humour that will either appeal to you or not. It greatly appeals to me although I only discovered Hami..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 February 2014 by Linda (London, United Kingdom)
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    Death of a Witch: Hamish Macbeth, Book 24 | M.C. Beaton

    Death of a Witch: Hamish Macbeth, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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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    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: 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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    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....

    Better when kept small M C

    The Hamish Macbeth books, like her Agatha Raisin ones, are not literature. What they are is little books with loveable characters that you get addicte..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 August 2016 by Sue (Dunstable, United Kingdom)
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    Death of Yesterday: Hamish Macbeth, Book 28 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of Yesterday: Hamish Macbeth, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he's not unduly worried. After all, she's been out drinking and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered in a ditch, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness - now dead - has forgotten....

    Sorry but didn't like this narrator

    Not one of my favourites I'm afraid I did not like this narrator it detracted from the story and I didn't enough the book. Please bring back David Mon..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 July 2016 by mrs c coates ()
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    Death of a Policeman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 29 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Policeman: Hamish Macbeth, Book 29

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

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book

    David Monteath has a great voice and brings every character to life. I can't waiting to listen to the next book.

    Reviewed on 15 July 2015 by Susan ()
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    Death of a Liar: Hamish Macbeth, Book 30 | M. C. Beaton

    Death of a Liar: Hamish Macbeth, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

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    Hamish Macbeth: Death of a Nurse: Hamish Macbeth, Book 31 | M. C. Beaton

    Hamish Macbeth: Death of a Nurse: Hamish Macbeth, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse, Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. But Gloria never shows up.

    Very good book

    If you have nothing to do it will keep you listing as I did. Now I listened I will get the next one ! Have fun with it........

    Reviewed on 17 April 2016 by Julie ()