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By M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth sequence maintains with a brand new secret that includes Scotland's such a lot quick-witted yet unambitious policeman.

James Harrison has lately moved to a restored searching hotel in Sutherland together with his stunning deepest nurse Gloria Dainty. whilst Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the local, the outdated guy treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's habit, and Hamish takes the plunge and invitations her out for dinner. at the appointed night, Hamish waits for Gloria on the eating place. And waits. Gloria by no means indicates up. 4 days later, Gloria's physique washes up at the seashore close to Braikie. Now and not using a date and with out his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the strength to shop for a bakery), Hamish needs to discover who killed the attractive new resident of Sutherland, and why, prior to the assassin moves again....

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Have you concept that perspective is why you could have lots difficulty with girls? ” “What are you conversing approximately? ” “Gloria Dainty was once a shallow gold digger. yet you by no means observed that; neither did any of the opposite males within the village. All you observed used to be the blonde hair and the attractive outfit. until eventually you learn how to glance less than the outside, you’ll by no means get married. There’s a few ordinary-looking lady in the market with a superb center and also you wouldn’t even supply her a re-evaluation. That’s why you retain lacking out. ” Hamish stared at her. Angela, together with her light face and wispy hair, didn't flip heads and but Hamish had continually inspiration the health practitioner lucky in his selection of spouse. yet there has been anything in what she stated. whatever he had ignored. “I wonder,” he acknowledged. “I simply ask yourself. ” He became by surprise on his heel and marched into the police station. The poodle jumped up and down in welcome and Lugs rattled his nutrients bowl. nonetheless turning over what Angela had stated, Hamish fried up venison liver for the canines. He waited until eventually the beef had cooled, chopped it up, and placed it down of their dishes. The kitchen door crashed open. Jimmy walked in, pulled out a kitchen chair, and sat down. “I deserve a dram, Hamish. What a carry-on! Herring is going off, threatening us all with the wrath of God, Blair shouts and bullies, Greta in tears, legal professional known as, Blair charged with police harassment, and everybody screaming and cursing and yelling. ” Hamish poured him a dram of whisky. “And what did Helen Mackenzie need to say for herself? ” “What? The boot-faced nurse? Why? She’s the single one within the transparent. ” “Harrison has long gone around promising each person funds in his will, even the shepherd. What approximately Helen? How did he get her? ” “You take into account, while Gloria used to be murdered, he stated he phoned for a alternative and so they despatched Helen. ” “I keep in mind. I’d prefer to comprehend extra approximately Helen. She should have identified Gloria. Jimmy, I’ve been warned off. Why no longer ask the service provider if there has been any friendship among Gloria and Helen? ” “Not me. After at the present time, I’m now not taking the initiative in something. ” After Jimmy had left, Hamish drove as much as the inn and went all the way down to Charlie’s house. He and the colonel have been sitting by means of the hearth. “I notion Charlie had time off,” complained the colonel. Hamish missed him. He advised Charlie approximately his hindrance approximately Helen Mackenzie, Harrison’s nurse whom they'd by no means as soon as suspected. Had the colonel now not been any such fan of Poirot, he might have long gone off in a huff. yet in its place he listened carefully. “The difficulty is, we’re stuck,” acknowledged Hamish. “We daren’t convey our faces in Strathbane now. ” To his shock, the colonel acknowledged, “My spouse goes to spend every week with buddies in Helmsdale. What if I hired a nurse from the service provider? Then i would be capable of get all of the gossip. ” “But you’re as healthy as a fiddle,” stated Charlie. “I can fake to have had a fall. ” “That will be grand when you may possibly do that,” stated Hamish. “Anything for Charlie,” acknowledged the colonel, eyeing him coldly. The colonel went upstairs to mobilephone. The corporation acknowledged it'll as a rule be tough to discover a nurse for just a week, yet thankfully Nurse Betty Freeme was once simply among jobs and will attend instantly.

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