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The unconventional Hamish Macbeth finds that his own impetuousness places him at the center of a murder investigation. Everyone in the Scottish Highlands village of Lochdubh called Randy Duggan 'the Macho Man'.

Duggan went around the village and bragged about everything he had done and said he once was a wrestler in America and an explorer in the Middle East. At first his outrageous stories drew an admiring crowd at the local pub, but soon his bullying ways lead to anger and violence.

When Hamish tries to break up a fight, Duggan challenges him to a public fistfight. But on the day of the scheduled fight, Duggan is found shot to death. Of course, Macbeth's superiors get wind of the fight and suspend him during the investigation.

Macbeth has some suspicions about Duggan's real background - and the mysterious banker, John Glover, who shows up at the posh Tommel Castle Hotel shortly before Duggan's death. And what about Rosie Draley, the sex-crazed romance writer, who had been having an affair with the two-timing Duggan?

Once again, Macbeth is in hot water and he must find a murderer to clear his name - and to get back his job and the cushy life (fishing and mooching around the village) he leads.

©2013 M. C. Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Lochdubh's locals are as entertaining as ever; and Hamish is at his charming, exasperating best” ( Kirkus Reviews)
“An outstanding read from one of the real masters of mystery” ( Booklist)

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What is not to love about Hamish Macbeth

I love these books, I feel as though I am in the highlands of Scotland, well written stories with a delightful sense of humor.

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  • 07-11-2019

Excellent

I am listening to this for the third time and will probably listen again. David Monteath is the only one to do justice to this series. I would also like to mention the book covers. The photographer should be given a credit on the titles - they are excellent and give added value to the books - no silly cartoons or fancy lettering/graphics.

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  • Cathy Swanson
  • 16-09-2015

Excellent as always.

Love the narration by David Monteith. I never tire of the Hamish McBeth stories. keep up the good work.

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