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Publisher's Summary

Mrs. Gillespie is famous for being the best maid in the northwest of Sutherland. But to Hamish Macbeth, she is a malicious gossip who bangs around the furniture and clanks pots. When Hamish wins Mrs. Gillespie's services in a church raffle, he spends most of the day trying to avoid her. He doesn't understand how she managed to gain such a fine reputation. Then she is found dead, struck down violently by a metal bucket of water. Knowing Mrs. Gillespie's penchant for gossip, Hamish is sure she delighted in finding out her clients' secrets - which means that everyone whose home she cleaned is a suspect.
Great Scot! Don't miss more of Hamish Macbeth's cases.
©2007 Marion Chesney (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks America
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Critic Reviews

"Macbeth...remains as charming a hero as ever in this funny, unpredictable read." ( Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By abbyk on 04-16-12

Murder and great entertainment in north Highlands

Where does Death of a Maid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up there in this genre. Amusing, gentle (for a murder) and great character development of Hamish Macbeth, constable of tiny Highland village and his life.

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

Yes. Love his scottish interpretation and accent.

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

Yes,

Any additional comments?

I will listen to more! Only wish I had done them in order.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By vancouverquilter on 02-08-12

THE NARRATOR!!!!!!!!

Graeme Malcolm is, repeat, is Hamish Macbeth. While Ms. Beaton writes a wonderful story, my pleasure would be only half with any other narrator.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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