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  • Death of a Gossip

  • The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 1
  • Written by: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Death of a Gossip

Written by: M. C. Beaton
Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
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Publisher's Summary

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers - or was it the fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills - until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now, with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find the murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't ready to talk and dead women telling no tales, Hamish may be in over his head, for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers usually do strike again. Includes the bonus story "Knock, Knock You're Dead".

©2013 M. C. Beaton (P)2016 Blackstone Audio

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The narrator kept slipping out of character accents. It was distracting to listen to overall.

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The narrator brought this story down

I actually used this as bedtime listening to help me fall asleep because the narrator’s delivery was so flat. I listened to the story again and feel like it’s not a bad story, just a really flat delivery.

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Thank goodness it was short.

Stilted language, poor voice performance and poor character development. Would not recommend. Will try another Beaton book to see if it is the same type of writing.

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