Death of a Nurse : Hamish Macbeth Mysteries

  • by M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by Graeme Malcolm
  • Series: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
  • 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

M. C. Beaton's New York Times best-selling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.
James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse, Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....


What the Critics Say

"Longing for escape? Tired of waiting for Brigadoon to materialize? Time for a trip to Lochdubh, the scenic, if somnolent, village in the Scottish Highlands where M. C. Beaton sets her beguiling whodunits featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth." (New York Times Book Review)
"With residents and a constable so authentic, it won't be long before tourists will be seeking Lochdubh and believing in the reality of Hamish Macbeth as surely as they believed in Sherlock Holmes." (Rocky Mountain News)
"Macbeth is the sort of character who slyly grows on you." (Chicago Sun-Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Same old, same old

Would you try another book from M. C. Beaton and/or Graeme Malcolm?

To began with, I have read or listen to EVERY Hamish Macbeth mystery. My plan is to listen to one more book unless something significant happens in this book series!!! May I suggest any or all of the following changes in the series:
Hamish leaves Lochdabh - NEVER to return; he "does the dirty" with Priscilla at least ONCE; he moves to Edinburgh and becomes a private detective;
Priscilla moves to Edinburgh and opens a high-end brothel;
Blair dies or is fired and is sent to prison;
Daviot retires, dies or becomes Scotland's minister of justice;
Colonel Halburton-Smythe goes bankrupt and ends up working at the Italian restaurant; Elspeth Grant - Becomes a TV news presenter in Edinburgh, runs for office and becomes the next Scottish PM;
Nessie & Jessie Currie inherit millions and move to old folks home in Fort Myers, FL;
Jimmy Anderson takes Daviot's job, stops drinking and become an obnoxious holly roller; Archie Maclean wins the lottery and ends up buying the Tommel Castle Hotel (his wife takes over as the head of housekeeping).

If you’ve listened to books by M. C. Beaton before, how does this one compare?

EXACTLY the same!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Graeme Malcolm?


If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

Marion - get on with it

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- Frank Aralis

Hamish is Still Hamish - That's a Good Thing

I choose a Hamish MacBeth book when I want an enjoyable, humorous story with quirky characters. When a character named Gloria Dainty appeared early in the story, I knew I was going to have a good time listening to this book.

If you have read and enjoyed other books in this series, I believe you will be pleased with this entry.

If you are not familiar with the series, do not expect non-stop action, rough language, "edginess", or psychological drama. This is a "cozy" mystery that you can fall asleep listening to and not have nightmares. It will not get your adrenalin pumping. However, it may have you laughing.

Graeme Malcolm performance is excellent. He narrates the story well and lets the story be the "star."
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- Linda "snowbyrd13"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio