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Author: M. C. Beaton Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781602839328
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In the isolated villages in the north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the chimney sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands—until the day that Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney.

The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. It's up to Hamish to discover who is responsible for the dirty deed—and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cozy fans who value amusing characters over intricate plotting will be well satisfied.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The Scottish highlands that Beaton depicts with such skill are beautiful and sinister, a fitting backdrop to her Hamish Macbeth series and especially to this one, her twenty-sixth craggy-cozy…Great stuff, as usual.”


  • “Malcolm’s reading makes it obvious the story takes place in Scotland. His authentic brogue is melodious, gentle, and clear as a bell.”

    Booklist, audio review

  • “Apart from the puzzle, Hamish’s latest advances the career and love life of the clever, stubborn Scot.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rose | 5/23/2011

    " The earlier books in the series were so charming; this was a big disappointment. What made the earlier books good was the local character. When the author has Hamish Macbeth involved in international intrigue, as she does here, it doesn't work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 5/21/2011

    " Hamish and friends are always delightful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilgrs | 5/20/2011


  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/17/2011

    " Having had Hamish McBeth withdrawal symptoms, I swooped on this when I saw it in the library and I wasnt disappointed!Go Hamish!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 5/11/2011

    " Lots of mayhem in this one. Hamish needs a vacation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al | 4/27/2011

    " I was disapointed after reading what seemed be good reviews. I found the author's style only mimicking the prose of a native Scot.(I'd have been more amused with actual language of the Scots.prose... The storyline was only "HoHum" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 4/26/2011

    " Although these books are not too highly rated, I have enjoyed them all. It must be the Scottish accent of the reader! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/24/2011

    " Listened to on audio. Turned out to be much more violent than I expected and seemed more complicated than some of the other Hamish MacBeth books, but was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 4/22/2011

    " MC Beaton's Hamish MacBeth series is always enjoyable. "

About the Author

M. C. Beaton (1936–2019) won international acclaim for her New York Times bestselling Agatha Raisin novels and Hamish Macbeth mysteries. Her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth titles have sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and have both been adapted into BBC television series. She has been hailed as the “Queen of Crime” by the Toronto Globe and Mail, and her books have been translated into seventeen languages.

About the Narrator

Graeme Malcolm is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. He has performed on Broadway as Pharaoh in Aida and as Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. His television appearances include Law & Order, Follow the River, and Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (with Laurence Olivier). His film credits include A Further Gesture, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, and Reunion.