Death of a Scriptwriter by M. C. Beaton audiobook

Death of a Scriptwriter

By M. C. Beaton
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Blackstone Publishing 9780892966448

The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries: Book 14

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With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Hamish Macbeth, the constable of the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish—and more—when a troupe of flashy, urbane filmmakers clamors into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery—and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse. The initial suspect in the killing is one Patricia Martyn-Broyd, the aging mystery writer who is furious that her musty old cozies are getting a risque face-lift in their television reincarnation. Yet, going behind the scenes, Macbeth soon finds a town full of locals bitten by the movie bug and a cast of quarreling show business types, all harboring their own secrets, lies, and hidden agendas. And as the culprit strikes again, Macbeth must quickly find the right killer—or script the wrong finale to a show gone murderously awry.

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With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Hamish Macbeth, the constable of the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish—and more—when a troupe of flashy, urbane filmmakers clamors into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery—and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse.

The initial suspect in the killing is one Patricia Martyn-Broyd, the aging mystery writer who is furious that her musty old cozies are getting a risque face-lift in their television reincarnation. Yet, going behind the scenes, Macbeth soon finds a town full of locals bitten by the movie bug and a cast of quarreling show business types, all harboring their own secrets, lies, and hidden agendas. And as the culprit strikes again, Macbeth must quickly find the right killer—or script the wrong finale to a show gone murderously awry.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“His superiors consider Macbeth too lightweight to handle such a high-profile case, but not surprisingly, it’s his detecting acumen that allows the case to be solved.” Booklist (starred review)
“His superiors consider Macbeth too lightweight to handle such a high-profile case, but not surprisingly, it’s his detecting acumen that allows the case to be solved.” Booklist (starred review)
“Constable Hamish Macbeth…has a motley crew of actors and producers for suspects…Beaton’s affectionate wit remains dry and delightful.” Publishers Weekly
“MacBeth…keeps a low profile until a second killing sets him quietly on the true murderer’s track…Hamish’s sleuthing skill is vindicated by results, but his love-life remains depressingly nonexistent…Still, Hamish’s amiable persona manages to keep it all together.” Kirkus Reviews
“The mystery itself seems straightforward enough, but Beaton has provided more than the usual number of suspects and subplots. All of these spike the reader’s interest while her wicked characterizations of both the locals and the inhabitants of TV-land are hilarious, and very occasionally thought-provoking.” Amazon.com

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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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English