Death of a Witch

Death of a Witch

Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series, Book 24

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Returning from a foreign holiday, Hamish Macbeth is worried because he senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over the Highland village of Lochdubh. He learns that a newcomer, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed by her until he finds out that she has been supplying dangerous potions. At first the villagers won't listen to him, saying that the loveless Hamish has turned against all women. He threatens to kill her, so when she is found murdered, he must clear his name and then work to solve yet another murder to bring peace and quiet back to his beloved village. His investigations are complicated by a romance with a female forensic expert. Perhaps he'll get married at last!

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing


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May 28, 2020

Five stars to this one!
A slew of murders again, terrible bloody murders. But the murderer is someone we know, and they are terrible indeed.
Love the ending! Hamish on holiday again, and disappointed again, until magic happens. Lovely!

Aug 20, 2016

24th in series

Feb 03, 2013

The Hamish MacBeth series is set in the Scottish highlands and features a detective who doesn’t want to leave his village. Death of a Witch follows the style of other entries in the series. Beaton is fond of the highlanders while poking fun at them as well. Humour is also injected in MacBeth’s relationship with women. At one point he has three young women who are circling him with two of them seeing the others as rivals. The murders are serious and treated as such. There are clues and red herrings although the clues aren’t adequate to solve the murder ahead of time. All in all Death of Witch is a respectable entry into a fun series.


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