By M. C. Beaton
Unique ebook: 1989
Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a brand new Land Rover to force and a Highland summer time to savour, yet as speedy as rain rolls in from the loch, his satisfied lifestyles is going to hell in a handbasket. the difficulty starts off while his liked Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply whilst clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend in town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas strikes into Lochdubh together with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer fast convinces the neighborhood girls to embody low-cholesterol food, ban tobacco, and start bird-watching. quickly the town's fish-and-chips-loving males are up in palms. Now confronted with the rigors of his personal soul, Macbeth needs to resolve Lochdubh's most recent crime-the mysterious poisoning of the appropriate spouse.
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Across the water, Abby could see the bright glow of a town, and its outer suburbs strung all across the opposite hill. On this side, there was nothing. Michael stopped the car on a strip of gravel outside the house. He pulled an unfamiliar key out of his pocket and unlocked the fat oak door. ’ Nothing in the villa’s plain exterior had prepared her for what was inside. Working in Pristina on an expat EU salary, Abby was used to living comfortably, but this was luxury on a whole other level. The floors were marble: green and pink slabs forming intricate geometric patterns.
He shakes his head. God though he is, even he can’t fathom the mysteries of the church. ’ His shock is so natural I almost believe it’s real. ‘God forbid. ’ I don’t disagree. I don’t know anything about the Christians. ‘But people will speculate. Others will say the murder of Alexander was an attack on all Christians by those who hate them. These wounds are raw, Gaius. We fought fifteen years of civil war to unite the empire and restore peace. ’ He’s right to worry. He built his city in a hurry.
Abby felt a new stab of panic. Is there someone else here? She tried to lift her head, but couldn’t see. ‘You were shot. All we know is that when the police turned up, you were lying there half-dead. Blood everywhere, a bullet inside you. They found your passport and called us. As for your husband …’ Something tightened inside her. ’ She shook her head. Norris shot another sidling glance into the corner. ‘There’s no easy way to say this. ’ Now it was Norris’s turn to look baffled. ’ I don’t know, she wanted to scream.