I love this book. Death of a Scriptwriter.
Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Highlands. She hasn’t written a word in years and her books are out of print. But now a television company is about to film her last detective story, featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vere. Even better, a London publisher is bringing the book into print. Even though the snobbish Miss Martyn-Broyd doesn’t care to mix with the locals she can’t help but share her excitement with local policeman Hamish Macbeth. Imagine her horror when Miss Martyn-Broyd discovers that Lady Harriet Vere is portrayed as a pot-smoking hippy, that the screenwriter is known for his violent and scurrilous scripts and that Lady Harriet is going to be played by the scene-stealing trollop Penelope Gates. But a contract is a contract, Ms Martyn-Broyd quickly learns and when she is accused of murdering the scriptwriter and the leading lady, she turns to her one friend in Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth, to help her.
And the narrator – Davina Porter – is so amazing that she became the voice of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books.
Listen to the author’s vision of Hamish.
Then watch the Hamish Macbeth TV series.
M.C. (Marion Chesney) Beaton was well and truly shafted by the TV company that made this series. She HATED it.
Robert Carlyle is a 5 ft 7 Glaswegian with dark hair.
Hamish is a 6ft 5 Highlander with flaming red hair, calm and lazy but with an attitude :o)
P.S. I wonder just how this audio – yt- book will be available. I give it a week at best !
P.P.S. Robert Carlyle is a good actor. I like much of his stuff.