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by | Read by Graeme Malcolm

Mystery & Suspense • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Graeme Malcolm gives a nuanced portrayal of diverse characters inhabiting or visiting a remote village in northern Scotland. Various characters stride across the canvas, and Malcolm essays them all, including a grumpy American, and Englishmen and women from down south. Malcolm succeeds without going into falsetto or mumbling incoherently; it's all in the pacing and accent and cadence. His vaguely Scottish narrative voice binds the story together. Constable Hamish Macbeth, who has starred in 20 previous mysteries, must cope with a delusional female visitor whose fantasies lead to murder. The voice and the setting are so compatible that one settles back and enjoys the story, scarcely noticing the narrator's expertise. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]



Trade Ed. • Audio Partners • 2006

CS ISBN 1572705159 $27.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 1572705140 $27.95 • Five CDs


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006

CS ISBN 0792739507 $44.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 0792739515 $59.95 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 0792739670 $39.95 • One MP3-CDs

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