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

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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


First, I love M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth stories and have read them all and am currently listening to them on audiobooks. I enjoyed Shaun Grindell's narration and loved Davina Porter's performance of Marion Chesney's Poor Relations series. It was odd listening to a female Hamish MacBeth. His accent was curious, too - at times it seemed German, but usually sounded Italian. It never sounded Highland Scotland. Also, this story was very slow moving, but I did listen all the way through although at times it was yawn inducing.
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- Jack's Mum

Book Details

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