Hamish Macbeth - Lochdubh's one-man police force - has suddenly become a prime murder suspect when a belligerent newcomer turns up dead. To save his career, Macbeth must delve into this Macho Man's unsavory past.
Suddenly, suspects are everywhere: a salty fisherman, a reclusive romance writer, a respectable matron, a restauranteur's wife, and even Hamish's ex-fiancee Priscilla Halburton-Smythe and her newest boyfriend.
Fast-paced and loaded with quirky characters, Death of a Macho Man enhances Beaton's glowing reputation.
Great Scot! Don't miss more of Hamish Macbeth's cases.
©1996 M. C. Beaton; (P)1997 Recorded Books
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"Death of a Macho Man"
As always, Davina Porter does an excellent job giving life to the characters in and the character of Lochdub. This isn't Beaton's best MacBeth, but it's nevertheless both intriguing and entertaining. If you are already a Haimish fan, you'll enjoy this. If you're not, you might want to start with an earlier book in the series so you can get acquainted with Beaton's wonderful characters in a more chronological fashion. It's a good story and, with Porter's excellent narrating skills, it's great fun to listen to.
I enjoy a Hamish Macbeth mystery as a nice break from weightier stuff and I'm seldom disappointed. This seemed a bit longer than the others, but that was a minor issue, and otherwise it was another romp up in the Highlands. I particularly enjoy Davina Porter and I'm concerned that there is a new narrator being introduced to this series. He/she will have to go a long way to live up to Davina Porter's mastery of accents and ability to deliver a line. She's clearly one of those fine British actors that can do everything well and can squeeze the most out of every line.
"Beaton does it again!"
complicated charming mystery
Great twist and turns till very end!
yes, she does well with accents!
Over couple of days.
Great job Ms Beaton!
A fun, if a bit predictable, mystery. The Scottish Highland setting is the star of the story. Set in the early 90's Hamish MacBeth's problem learning to use computers, login disc's and 5" floppies, was a reminder of how quickly technology has changed. Davina Porter is my favorite narrator, so if you can't wait for the next Diana Gabaldon this will tide you over.
Bring back Shaun Grindell and Antony Ferguson. Thanks to Davina Porter, Hamish Macbeth no longer sounds like a Highlander; he sounds like a vampire. Great story, as always, though.
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