Monday, January 12, 2009

Death of a Travelling Man by M.C. Beaton

When handsome stranger Sean Gourlay parks his rundown gypsy van in the village, it isn't long before Hamish thinks the devil has come to Lochdub. Petty thefts begin, neighbors start to fight, and soon Sean's beaten corpse is found in his van. As Hamish investigates, he fears the murderer must be a resident of Lochdub. To solve the case, he must navigate a maze of suspicions, alibis, and disguises.

This was the unabridged audiobook on CD edition (4 discs/4.75 hours).

This wasn't my favorite Hamish Macbeth, but it was still good. I guess after the culprit was revealed I knew what would happen, yet I was still a bit surprised how tidily it was all resolved.

I am so happy with the perfect way Hamish's engagement came around! Only in Lochdub! The resolution of the Willy situation was just wonderful also.

This one gets seven stars. It was definitely a standard good quality Hamish Macbeth story. It left me feeling a bit unfulfilled though. The reader did a lovely job, as always.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


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