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8 July 2010
Review: DEATH OF A GLUTTON, M.C. Beaton - Audio book
The eighth book in the Hamish MacBeth series, published in 1993
Maria Worth has come to hate her partner, Peta Gore, who has become the bane of her otherwise successful business life. When Peta turns up at a gathering in a remote village, everyone bands together in mutual loathing - but does someone hate her enough to kill her? Hamish Macbeth investigates.
This is one of those audio books, a cozy, that makes the time pass pleasantly enough.
The reader always suspects that a murder will happen: it is the promise of the title - but it takes about half the book for it to happen. Once it has occurred, it is quite exacting to cast your mind back through all members of the house party to see who might have hated the victim enough. For there would have had to be hate behind it wouldn't there?
Davina Porter does a remarkable job with a variety of voices.
My rating: 4.1
Other M.C. Beaton reviews on this blog:
AGATHA RAISIN & KISSING CHRISTMAS GOODBYE
AGATHA RAISIN & the WELLSPRING OF DEATH
AGATHA RAISIN and THE QUICHE OF DEATH
THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET