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Death of Yesterday
Hamish Macbeth Mystery #28
M C Beaton
Read by Graeme Malcolm

Hachette Audio
March 26, 2013 /ASIN: B00BK4XH4G
Scottish /Police Procedural / Cozy Mystery / Unabridged Audiobook/ Download: 5 hours and 35 minutes

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is still on duty in Lochdubh. He shares his small station with Constable Dick Fraser. Fraser has his own odd habits and may get on Macbeth's nerves but there is no doubt Fraser has Hamish's back.

In this mystery, an English woman named Morag Merrilea travels from the village of Cnothan to tell Macbeth she was drugged, robbed and possibly raped. Hamish finds the facts vague and the possible victim annoying but he decides to set up an appointment with a hypnotist to assist Morag with her memory. Morag loves the idea and wants to tell everyone at her local Pub - the very Pub where she passed out and her sketch pad taken. When Morag misses her appointment with the Hypnotist Hamish becomes uneasy and decides to check on her. Morag has been murdered. When Hamish interviews the Cnothan residents about Morag, the Pub and the missing sketch pad he's met with silence. No luck depending on the usual village gossip this time. Answers aren't the only thing Hamish is pursuing; He meets Morag's sister and finds her attractive… Then Elspeth arrives to do a story on the murders. And Priscilla returns… Multiple murders and girlfriends… What is a Scotsman to do? The local seer has the answers but Hamish doesn't agree… Hmmm… Hamish uses his extraordinary skills to solve the local murders. One hopes he has the same skills to repair his love life.

I never tire of these characters or visiting Lochdubh. The mystery is well thought out. I found it a quick, entertaining listen. I've enjoyed many of the Macbeth's titles on audio. Graeme Malcolm entertains us with this audio version. He does a fine Hamish Macbeth - outspoken and moody. 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]


Reviewed 2013