Extended Audio Sample

Download Death of a Bore Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Death of a Bore, by M. C. Beaton Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. C. Beaton Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries Release Date:
Regular Price: $19.95 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

When John Heppel, a visiting writer to Lochdubh, first proposes forming a writers’ circle, the idea is met with much enthusiasm from local residents. However, once the classes get underway, attendance quickly falters due to one undeniable fact: John Heppel is a long-winded, consummate bore. But is dullness a motive for murder? Hamish Macbeth wouldn’t ordinarily think so, therefore when Heppel is found dead, Hamish begins looking for deeper meaning in the writer’s stories, including a strange, unfinished soap opera script that seems to suggest a more sinister motive behind its author’s unhappy ending.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Once again M. C. Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Macbeth’s stolid character serves as perfect counterpoint to both the scheming, sneering higher-ups in the police and his sometimes hysterical villagers…Delightful.”


  • “Graeme Malcolm’s cool, dry chameleon voice moves from one well-thought-out choice for a character to the next, giving not just their many different lilts but also their personalities, with the deftest of touches.”


  • “Well-plotted. Hamish’s twentieth offers humor, intrigue, and local color galore.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Geri | 2/18/2014

    " Of course I love all Hamish books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/14/2014

    " Not as good as the previous few, but still it was entertaining! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/16/2014

    " I just love M.C.Beaton's Scottish policeman, Hamis Macbeth, series. It's similar in tempo to the First Ladies' Detective Agency. In other words, these books are fairly short, always about some sort of low-key murder, take place in a small town in Northern Scotland, supported by adorable, quirky characters and centered around a lovable main character. Whenever I've struggled through a 'tough read', I'll pick up one of her books and just relax! I've read 3 and this is my favorite so far. Jerry's read about 6. All are fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anna | 1/3/2014

    " Love the whole series of Hamish Macbeth. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations