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Death of a Glutton

Hamish MacBeth, Book 8
Written by: M. C. Beaton
Narrated by: David Monteath
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Her table manners were a crime. But she didn’t deserve to die!

There’s not a cloud in Hamish Macbeth’s sky - just plenty of warm sunshine but not quite enough of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike one another. And the arrival of Maria’s gross, greedy business partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal and Hamish is left with the baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a large rosy red apple in her mouth.…

M. C. Beaton worked as a Fleet Street journalist. She is the author of 16 Agatha Raisin novels, the Hamish MacBeth series, and an Edwardian murder-mystery series. She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.

©2008 MC Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • mgmidget
  • 25-05-14

I go to bed with Hamish

Would you listen to Death of a Glutton again? Why?

To help me sleep at night i listen to my audio Books and of Hamish i am out like a baby/ Many times

What other book might you compare Death of a Glutton to, and why?

I have Death of a Policeman Death of a Dustman plus 5 others

Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I just love listening to the way he brings out the charators

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No i take many listening times at going back chapters that i have sleeted through

Any additional comments?

Want a good way to go to sleep! Listen to Hamish

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  • mary E Morgan
  • 02-02-19


why oh why did you call the glutton by a boys name (Peter) and then have another character called Peter! very, very irritating.

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  • Alexandra
  • 28-01-15

Another Hamish triumph

Would you consider the audio edition of Death of a Glutton to be better than the print version?

Audio gives the book life

What other book might you compare Death of a Glutton to, and why?

Other M C Beaton books including Agatha Raisin as they're full of wonderful descriptions of both landscape and characters and have some wonderfully humorous passages. The lead characters are also never disappointing.

What does David Monteath bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The accent, the lilting voice and the characterisation just can't be surpassed

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Remember the 7 deadly sins

Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen as is the rest of the series.