• Death of a Macho Man

  • A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-08-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.2 (177 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you haven't already fallen in love with this internationally acclaimed series by M. C. Beaton, then this cunningly-crafted mystery will do the trick. Loaded with authentic Scots dialog vivid enough to make you smell the heather-scented air, Death of a Macho Man is Beaton at her best. 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.
©1996 M. C. Beaton; (P)1997 Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Reading Beaton is an experience akin to discovering buried treasure." (Booklist)
"Another winner." (Library Journal)
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By Anne on 12-14-09

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.

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By Amazon Customer on 01-02-13

Beaton does it again!

If you could sum up Death of a Macho Man in three words, what would they be?

complicated charming mystery

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Great twist and turns till very end!

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, she does well with accents!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Over couple of days.

Any additional comments?

Great job Ms Beaton!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By David on 01-21-17

dreadful accents

typically good story and characters both new and familiar. Read okay but very bad accents where was David Monteath when this was recorded?

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