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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.…

M. C. Beaton worked as a Fleet Street journalist. She is the author of the Agatha Raisin novels, the Hamish Macbeth series, and an Edwardian murder-mystery series. She divides her time between Paris and the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha Raisin’s beloved Carsely.

©2008 MC Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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Query plot?

Most beautiful narratiom, lucid and gently expressive of the area and of the local characters. The fiction of the locale is entirely convincing. BUT the plot of a devastingly drop dead gorgeous male descending on a remote village of tired, dreary, underappreciated middle-aged females ripe for exploitation, is another loose version of a previous book. Therefore, I have paid for a 'pot boiler' and I am disappointed. My resources are limited and I expected better.

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A ripping yarn

Another great story, and narration - the reader represents the characters and their relationships well and all in all this is an excellent listen

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Very Enjoyable

My first Hamish Macbeth book Easy light hearted listening. Will definitely be listening to more from this series. Well narrated

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