Death of a Macho Man

  • by M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Reading Beaton is an experience akin to discovering buried treasure." (Booklist)
"Another winner." (Library Journal)

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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.
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- Anne

Delightful distraction

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.
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- Katherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books