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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. C. Beaton Narrator: Graeme Malcol Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries Release Date:
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Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth’s newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. 

While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters. After all, if it weren't for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighboring village, there wouldn’t be a wedding at all. For it was a mysterious Valentine’s Day package—delivered to the victim before her death—that initially drew Hamish and Josie together on the investigation. As they work side by side, Hamish and Josie soon discover that the woman’s list of admirers was endless, confirming Hamish’s suspicion that love can be blind, deaf, and deadly.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Enjoyable…Beaton takes care as usual to provide a satisfying police procedural.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Combines [Beaton’s] gift for scenic description with an inventive, constantly surprising plot…Both Beaton fans and newcomers to cozies will find her latest explosive and engaging.”


  • “Fans will welcome the latest in the Hamish Macbeth mysteries…Graeme Malcolm has a great way with the accents of Lochdubh, Scotland, and he has a wonderful vocal timbre. His timing is impeccable, especially when he delivers the many humorous moments that Beaton’s series is known for. Listeners will be unable to keep from smiling as Macbeth endures one calamity after another.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/19/2014

    " This is a series like the First Ladies' Detective Agency series...very easy to read, upbeat, wonderfully-quirky repeat characters, written by a Scottish author (it takes place in Scotland), and better to listen to (audiobook) because of the wonderful reader. Hamish has an interesting character, as do his friends and colleagues. You should read the first one first...and get to know the senior Curry twins, the snobby Pricilla Halburton-Smythe, Elspeth Grant, the gypsy news reporter, and so on. Try #1 and another one and see if you don't enjoy them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob | 2/15/2014

    " My frist Hamsih Macbeth mystery and I found it to be a nice cozy read altough there were more murders than one would expect for a small out of the way Scottish village. Good inbetween books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Evangeline | 2/1/2014

    " Okay, but I think this series is getting a little tired and so is Hamish! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dichotomy Girl | 1/30/2014

    " When it comes to mysteries, I am pretty easy to please. And I usually find M.C. Beaton to be a quick and enjoyable read. However, the last few books I've read (both in this serious, and the Agatha Raisin series), I found myself getting irritated, simply because her characters never change! "

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