It’s been a while…

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It’s been a while since I posted anything in this Writing Blog.  I really haven’t had much of anything to write about.  I’m still at an impasse in the studio and decided that I needed inspiration in order to break through the bottleneck.  I decided to do what inspires me most—READ!

In May I read nearly all of M.C. Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth murder mysteries.  Great stories (except for the last few).   The stories are set in the Scottish Highlands.  Naturally, I had an intrinsic interest in them.  And I have become a devotee of Hamish Macbeth and all things Lochdubh.

Here is the complete listing of the books if you’d like to give them a try.  They are “cozy” murder mysteries, not the grisly graphic violent sort.   I also listened to all the books on Audible.  The name following the title is the reader of that particular book.  Shaun Grindell was my favorite and the best reader for the stories.

HAMISH MACBETH MYSTERIES BY M. C. BEATON  (Born 1936)

  1. Death of a Gossip March 1985              Anthony Ferguson

 

  1. Death of a Cad February 1987          Anthony Ferguson

 

  1. Death of an Outsider November 1988       Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Perfect Wife November 1989       Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Hussy November 1990       Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Snob July 1991                   Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Prankster June 1992                  Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Greedy Woman April 1993       Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Travelling Man  December 1993     Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Charming Man September 1994       Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Nag July 1995                    Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Macho Man August 1997             Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Dentist August 1997             Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of a Scriptwriter June 1998                  Shaun Grindell

 

  1. Death of an Addict May 1999                  Davina Porter

            Note: Very bad reviews

 

  1. A Highland Christmas November 1999       Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Dustman March 2001               Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Celebrity   January 2002             Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Village March 2003               Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Poison Pen   February 2004           Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Bore February 2005           Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Dreamer           February 2006           Graeme Malcolm

not the best mystery

 

  1. Death of a Maid March 2007               Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Gentle Lady February 2008          Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Witch March 2009               Graeme Malcolm

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NOTE: All the following books got really bad reviews from readers

 

  1. Death of a Valentine January 2010             Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Chimney Sweep March 2011            Graeme Malcolm

            Note: Bad reviews

 

  1. Death of a Kingfisher March 2012               Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of Yesterday           April 2013                  Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Policeman February 2014           Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Liar           February 2015           Graeme Malcolm

 

  1. Death of a Nurse           February 2016           Graeme Malcolm

Here are the front covers of the first two books:

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One thought on “It’s been a while…

  1. Jae

    I’ve been listening to all of the Hamish Macbeth audiobooks by M.C. Beaton and love them (along with her Agatha Raisin) and love them. The readings by Shaun Grindell are my favorite. He has the spirit of Hamish!

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