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Death of a Dreamer
A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, #22

by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
Read by Graeme Malcolm

Hamish MacBeth and the villagers of Lochdubh suffer the drama of visiting artists. Effie is a painter and potter. She’s also a dreamer - or is it schemer? The second artist visiting is Jock. He’s painting Priscilla - Hamish’s ex fiancé. Effie’s fallen for Jock. She’s flashing a ring and telling the local ladies she’s engaged. Effie is later found dead and without her ring. Hamish has double the dilemma when an American is also found dead. He rounds up the suspects, questions them, watches them, and questions them again. While solving the murders, Hamish gets a harsh lesson on reading people. It’s a mystery of dreamers, lovers and harsh reality.

It was so nice to visit the Scottish Highlands again. Hamish is getting older and cares for his cat, dog and chickens as if they are his children. At one point he realizes it may be time to have a woman in his life again. So who will it be: Elspeth, Priscilla or someone new? Beaton delivered just enough twists and turns. The mystery was a true whodunit. Highly recommended.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Death of a Gossip #1
Death of a Cad #2
Death of an Outsider #3
Death of a Macho Man #12
Death of a Dentist #13
Death of a Scriptwriter #14
Death of an Addict #15
A Highland Christmas #15.5
Death of a Dustman #16  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Celebrity #17  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Village #18
Death of a Poison Pen #19
Death of a Bore #20  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Dreamer #21 [audio] [book 1 ] [book 2]
Death of a Maid #22  [review 1] [uk review 2]
Death of a Gentle Lady #23  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Witch #24  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Valentine #25  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Chimney Sweep #26  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of a Kingfisher #27  [review 1] [review 2]
Death of Yesterday #28  [audio] [ book]
Death of a Policeman #29  [audio] [book]
Death of a Liar #30  [audio] [book]
Death of a Nurse #31  [audio] [book]
Death of a Ghost #32 [audio] [book]

Death of an Honest Man #33 [audio] [book]

The Book

BBC Audiobooks America
March 12, 2006
Audio CD / Unabridged edition
1572705140 / 978-1572705142
Scottish Mystery / Cozy
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The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2008
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