Death of a Greedy Woman by M. C. Beaton audiobook

Death of a Greedy Woman

By M. C. Beaton
Read by Shaun Grindell

Blackstone Publishing

The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries: Book 8

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A classic title from M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series Peta Gore is the bane of her friend's otherwise successful life. Maria Worth has come to hate her old friend—a noisy, vulgar glutton. There is no other way to describe Peta. She doesn't just "have a good appetite"—she sucks and chomps and chews with relish. Not only are her table manners horrifying, but she has a habit of showing up at Maria's carefully planned singles' gatherings and spoiling everything by flirting with all the men. This time Maria is determined to keep her latest event a secret. The gathering is to be at Tommel Castle Hotel in the remote Scottish village of Lochdubh—the perfect setting for a particularly difficult group. Nothing can go wrong. Except that somehow Peta finds out about the gathering and shows up, thoroughly disgusting everyone. Guests and staff band together in mutual loathing. But does someone hate her enough to kill her? When she is found dead, an apple stuck unceremoniously in her mouth, Constable Hamish Macbeth is on the scene. With a castle full of odd suspects, the lazy, long-limbed constable has to put his wooing of the hotel proprietress, Priscilla, on hold to solve the case. 

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Summary

Summary

A classic title from M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series

Peta Gore is the bane of her friend's otherwise successful life. Maria Worth has come to hate her old friend—a noisy, vulgar glutton. There is no other way to describe Peta. She doesn't just "have a good appetite"—she sucks and chomps and chews with relish. Not only are her table manners horrifying, but she has a habit of showing up at Maria's carefully planned singles' gatherings and spoiling everything by flirting with all the men. This time Maria is determined to keep her latest event a secret.

The gathering is to be at Tommel Castle Hotel in the remote Scottish village of Lochdubh—the perfect setting for a particularly difficult group. Nothing can go wrong. Except that somehow Peta finds out about the gathering and shows up, thoroughly disgusting everyone. Guests and staff band together in mutual loathing. But does someone hate her enough to kill her? When she is found dead, an apple stuck unceremoniously in her mouth, Constable Hamish Macbeth is on the scene. With a castle full of odd suspects, the lazy, long-limbed constable has to put his wooing of the hotel proprietress, Priscilla, on hold to solve the case. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beaton’s clear-eyed skewering of the locals and her way with the Scots dialect are right on.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Busanee 9/13/2017
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Hamish Macbeth is as smart as ever.

Hamish Macbeth is once again showing his skills as a true sleuth. This story shows that while Hamish can be lazy he is never lazy when it comes to solving a murder. Once again Hamish's boss, the ruddy alcohol troubled Blair points fingers toward the most obvious motivated person in order to wrap things up quickly. However, Hamish doesn't feel the death of the victim is as cut and dry as it looks. He uses his local knowledge and charm to get the answer he needs to solve the crime. All while trying to stay under the radar of his superiors. This story has some fun twists and surprises that will delight the amateur sleuth in you.

Author

Author Bio: M. C. Beaton

Author Bio: M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton (1936–2019) won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Agatha Raisin novels and Hamish Macbeth mysteries. Her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth titles have sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and have both been adapted into BBC television series. She has been hailed as the “Queen of Crime” by the Toronto Globe and Mail, and her books have been translated into seventeen languages.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English