Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton audiobook

Death of an Honest Man

By M. C. Beaton
Read by Graeme Malcolm

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9781478950257

The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries: Book 33

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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth—Scotland’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman—returns in M. C. Beaton’s thirty-third novel in her bestselling mystery series. Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish’s beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie—who repeated all the last words of her twin sister—that she needed psychiatric help. “I speak as I find,” he bragged. Voices saying, “I could kill that man,” could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he has lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

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Summary

Summary

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth—Scotland’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman—returns in M. C. Beaton’s thirty-third novel in her bestselling mystery series.

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish’s beat.

He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie—who repeated all the last words of her twin sister—that she needed psychiatric help.

“I speak as I find,” he bragged. Voices saying, “I could kill that man,” could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan.

And someone did.

Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he has lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Honesty may not be the best policy if it makes your acquaintances want to kill you…One of the most convoluted and striking in this venerable series , whose fans will relish the newest complications in the hero’s chaotic life.” Kirkus Reviews
“Beaton keeps this lighthearted series fresh by introducing several important changes for some recurring characters and assigning Hamish a surprising new assistant. Series fans will eagerly await the next installment.” Publishers Weekly
“[For] longtime readers of the Hamish Macbeth series…the fun lies in the way Beaton depicts the different annoying, conniving, villainous victims. There’s also the Highlands scenery to enjoy, along with a great deal of humor and the engaging series star, Sergeant Macbeth, who is unwillingly thrown into the murder investigations when he’d much rather be fishing or hiking…Satisfying for both established and new Macbeth fans.” Booklist

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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, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English