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Death of an Honest Man

Lu par : Graeme Malcolm
Durée : 5 h et 23 min
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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth - Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman - returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times best-selling series.

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat.

He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie - who repeated all the last words of her twin sister - that she needed psychiatric help.

"I speak as I find," he bragged. Voices saying, "I could kill that man," could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan.

And someone did.

Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?

©2018 M.C. Beaton (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critiques

"Macbeth is the sort of character who slyly grows on you." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Longing for escape? Tired of waiting for Brigadoon to materialize? Time for a trip to Lochdubh, the scenic, if somnolent, village in the Scottish Highlands where M. C. Beaton sets her beguiling whodunits featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth." (New York Times Book Review)

"With residents and a constable so authentic, it won't be long before tourists will be seeking Lochdubh and believing in the reality of Hamish Macbeth as surely as they believed in Sherlock Holmes." (Denver Rocky Mountain News)

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  • Elijah Sandford
  • 03/03/2018

another good story

another classic Hamish story!! I have read every one and the characters and plot are like old friends..

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  • Betty
  • 02/03/2018

I love it!

Wonderful story. MCBeaton has done it again. I highly recommend this to anyone but especially a Hamish Macbeth fan.

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  • Laura Quine
  • 26/02/2018

Good, Not Great

I usually love MC Beaton’s light-hearted mysteries - there’s always humor, interesting characters & a cohesive plot that holds my attention. The storyline in this one, however, just sort of rambled on, with a little too much going on & nothing terribly compelling in the midst. The usual Scottish wit was there, however, & enjoyed the narrator as always. A good but not great light listen.

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  • Garth C. Burt
  • 22/02/2018

Hamish in TOP Form!

As with M.C. Beaton's other "Hamish" novels - another humorous, enjoyable story. Thanks for a new episode!

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  • John Gauthier
  • 25/12/2018

Wonderful

This series is really one of my all time favorites but in particular this last series is so good and funny. I laughed the whole book through and also the story kept me engaged. I simply could not put it down. Can’t wait for the next series #34.

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  • Gloria
  • 25/12/2018

I love this series

Always clever, interesting twists and characters. Shamus is like no other character. Can’t wait foe the next book. The writing is excellent.

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  • Pamela Lobaugh
  • 27/11/2018

Best Hamish in a long time.

I usually just go through the motions with Hamish Macbeth books for the last two years white noise but I enjoyed this one, perhaps I was in better frame of mind I don't know . I like the whole thing with the wildcat, different coppers, George's continued change . Got a little stymied by the hate crime talk . I guess being an American we still try to hold on to the First Amendment, freedom of speech and it was a little disconcerting that Hamish was going to use hate crime agents this guy for his bigoted opinions . Overall good listen and great narration. I have to come to a spoiler so if you don't want to know what the spoiler is please stop here . ..

Sonsie is back, so happy that she finally returned to the croft. I thought it was a dumb move to get rid of her along time ago . So I'm a happy camper, all is right with the world.

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  • Manifesta
  • 03/11/2018

Good, but . . .

I really like the Hamish Macbeth series, but it's starting to feel sexist the way Beaton always has him harp on how he ended his engagement to Priscilla because of her "sexual coldness," whatever that's supposed to mean. For once, I wish Beaton would write a Hamish who is a little introspective, and stops to consider that maybe he's just a lousy lay.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 12/08/2018

Always enjoyable

Great mystery great narration! I love the characters in the village and the constant string of assistant constables. These are wonderful novels

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  • Richard
  • 06/08/2018

No one does it like Graeme Malcolm

Trust M. C. Beaton and Graeme Malcolm to deliver another dish of audiobook 'comfort food.' The Hamish Macbeth books - once Malcolm began reading the series - are particular favorites in our home and 'Honest Man' is a welcome addition. Looking forward to the next visit to Loch Dubh.