Launguage: English | Size: 153 MiB | Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
M.C. BEATON has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries. She is also the author of over 100 romance titles and a series of romantic suspense, The Edwardian Mystery Series. M. C. Beaton lives in a Cotswold cottage with her husband.
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
Death of a Ghost
When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie “Clumsy” Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all.
There’s no sign of any ghost…but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he’s fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment – to eat bacon baps – but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen.
It’s clear something strange – and deadly – is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the “ghost” can strike again.
Jerry Flack: The only problem with this newest addition to the Hamish Macbeth series is that the books do not have enough variety or individuality in the presentation. Sadly, this series is beginning to repeat itself. The author needs to break the mold and give some genuinely brand new dimensions to the next Scotland sleuthing story. Hamish is still a great character, but his stories are beginning to blur so that one book in the series is very little different than the other titles in the same.
J. M. Novalich: I’m disappointed in this Hamish Macbeth mystery, it seems almost as if M.C. Beaton wrote an outline for the book and turned it over to a ghost writer to actually write the book. The recurring characters don’t seem to be behaving as they did in previous books. Even Hamish doesn’t use his heavy accent when he gets upset. Everyone seems so robotic. Something just seems off. I know the author is elderly, I’m afraid this series is going the same route as The Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun, her last 3 books lacked spirit and she passed before she completed her last book. I do plan to purchase the next Hamish Macbeth book, Death of an Honest Man, when it is published next year, if only out of loyalty to the author and all the pleasure she has provided through the years.