Death of an Honest Man (audiobook)

The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, book 33

5.4 hrs • 5 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 02/20/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 02/20/18 9781549170287
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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?

Review Quotes

“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.”