Death of an Addict : Hamish Macbeth Mysteries

  • by M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With their engaging plots, mellow Scottish ambiance, and droll humor, the Hamish Macbeth mysteries always provide readers a bonnie time. The charming antics of their hopelessly unambitious and love-crossed hero have earned the series a dedicated following. Death of an Addict continues the Hamish Macbeth tradition of superb entertainment, with some fascinating twists. When a recovering addict dies while recuperating near Lochdubh, our red-headed hero suspects foul play. To complete his investigation, Constable Macbeth must leave his idyllic home and travel to Amsterdam to match wits with big-time drug dealers.Fans will enjoy seeing a new, tougher side of Macbeth as he dons smart suits and falls in love with his gorgeous superior officer. With her authentic accents and impeccable timing, narrator Davina Porter provides the perfect voice for this series' wonderfully quirky characters.


What the Critics Say

"Hamish's latest adventure is a wonderfully quirky, deliciously funny, action-packed mystery that's sure to delight readers." (Booklist)
"Beaton continues to make her hero one of detective fictions most agreeable characters." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Poor story line and pointless sex

What disappointed you about Death of an Addict?

The plot was convoluted and all about sex rather than about mystery.

What do you think your next listen will be?

not sure

What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

enjoy her interpretation

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death of an Addict?

most of the sex scenes

Any additional comments?

the book lost its focus early and never regained it.

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- Heidi


The story is just ok for the series. The reader is the main reason I could not give it another star. Because of this presentation, this could be my last book by M. C. Beaton.
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- Michael Geib

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books