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  • Hamish Macbeth, Book 35
  • By: M.C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Death of a Traitor

By: M.C. Beaton
Narrated by: David Monteath
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Summary

A missing person report is not usually something that Hamish Macbeth sees as cause for undue distress.

Should a child or a vulnerable person vanish, it's an urgent matter that needs to be treated seriously, but in Macbeth's experience, most other people who go missing tend to turn up again before long. So when Kate Hibbert disappears after having last been seen struggling along the road with a heavy suitcase, he is convinced she has gone travelling and reluctantly goes through the motions of investigating.

Interviewing those who were closest to her, Macbeth is perplexed by their apparent lack of concern but sees no reason to suspect foul play. When Hibbert does eventually resurface, however, a storm of lies, intrigue and scandal threatens Macbeth's tranquil village of Lochdubh.

Torn between loyalty to his local community and his responsibilities as a police officer, he begins threading his way through a maze of deceit, quickly finding himself on the trail of a ruthless, treacherous murderer. If he catches the killer, peace can return to the village. If he fails, he will lose everything—his job, his home and the life he so loves in Lochdubh.

©2023 M.C. Beaton (P)2023 Hachette Audio UK

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As brilliant as ever!

I have listened to and loved every single Hamish Macbeth book over the years, and it is wonderful that the series lives on, beyond the sad death of its creator.
R W Green does an excellent job of carrying on where M C Beaton had to leave off. This book was just as wonderful as all of the others, and as good as the previous one, also written by him.
Long may this series continue! Hopefully the next installment has been set up already, at the end of this book.
David Monteath does an outstanding job of narrating these wonderful books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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welcome back Hamish

wonderful marion would have loved it. fabulous narration as always and great story. Great to have some favourite characters in here too.

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Welcome back Hamish

Absolutely brilliant. the gang is as wonderful as ever , the storyline even better. great new characters , As a highlander, im loving the changes in Hamish's accent . Marion would be so proud.

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Another fantastic listen

Yet again the story of Hamish draws you in. A complicated character with a lovable kind side. May these books continue….

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Excitement for Hamish, and a new friend

This lovely, lively story sees Hamish getting shot at on a beach, a far cry from the benign thefts in his village. It's a book that flows seamlessly, and entertains from beginning to end.

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Fantastic listen!

This has to be one of my favourite Hamish books yet, I didn’t want it to end.

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the next M C Beaton

but now it's your time to shine as R W Green 💚 well done 👍

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Great Listen

The legacy of MC Beaton lives on in this great story with wonderful narration. Can’t wait for the next episode in Hamish’s beautiful world.

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Nice to be in Hamish's company again!

I think RW Green does a good job of keeping the Hamish Macbeth universe alive, & it was nice to revisit rural Scotland after I had listened to a run of murder mysteries set in middle class England. I love Hamish's alternative lifestyle, & his rejection of the captialist rat race. However, I got a bit irritated by his deep mourning for Dorothy, especially as I couldn't remember her much from the last book! Heartless, I know! David Monteath's narration was lovely, as always.

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