By M. C. Beaton

Within the south of Scotland, citizens get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. yet within the remoted villages within the very north of Scotland, the villagers depend on the providers of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his out of date brushes. Pete is often capable of finding paintings within the Scottish highlands, until eventually at some point while Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the ground of a villager's hearth, and a useless physique filled contained in the chimney. the complete city of Lochdubh is sure Pete is the offender, yet Hamish doesn't think that the affable chimney sweep is in a position to committing homicide. Then Pete's physique is located at the Scottish moors, and the secret deepens. once more, it's as much as Hamish to find who's chargeable for the soiled deed--and this time, the assassin will be nearer than he realizes.

Show description

Read Online or Download Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth, Book 26) PDF

Similar police procedurals books

Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel (Body Farm Novels)

At the campus of the college of Tennessee lies a patch of floor in contrast to any on the planet. The "Body Farm" is a spot the place human corpses are left to the weather, and each demeanour of degradation is absolutely explored -- for the sake of technology and the reason for justice. The scientist who created the physique Farm has damaged chilly situations and revolutionized forensics, and now, during this heart-stopping novel, he spins an incredible story encouraged by means of his personal studies.

With No One as Witness

The police by no means suspected a serial killer was once at huge until eventually they discovered the fourth murdered boy -- the 1st white sufferer -- his physique draped over a tomb in a London graveyard. all at once a chain of crimes and a possible public kinfolk catastrophe have Scotland backyard at the shielding, scrambling to recognize a maniac whereas warding off accusations of racism.

Bad Moon Rising: A Sam Mccain Mystery

The homicide of a prosperous younger lady sparks a backlash opposed to the hippie commune that has lately arrived in Black River Falls. A hippie commune has invaded Black River Falls. whereas the vast majority of the townspeople think that the bohemians have definitely the right to stay—despite how extraordinary a few of their methods can seem—as consistently, there's a minority that always accuses them of every thing from felony actions to Satanism.

The Silence of the Rain: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

In a parking storage within the heart of Rio de Janeiro, company government Ricardo Carvalho is located lifeless in his automobile, a bullet in his head, his pockets and briefcase lacking. Inspector Espinosa is named in to enquire the obvious theft and homicide, however the world-weary Espinosa is familiar with that issues usually are not regularly as they appear.

Extra info for Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth, Book 26)

Sample text

So I ate and danced and laughed and then it was time to go home. And I drove her home. I walked her to the front door. This was the moment. It would have been so easy to just lean in and kiss her good-night. Even if it were just on the cheek, it would have been the right thing to do. But I knew how she felt and I didn’t want to lead her on. We stood on her front stoop and she looked up at me with those blue eyes and I…shook her hand. ” “Oh, Rafe…” He wiped his eyes. “We saw each other in class the next day, and the day after that, and we said hi to each other in the hallway, but that spark I used to see in her was gone.

If there was any surefire way to domesticate an animal, it was with food. Wasn’t that how his parents had tried to domesticate him? Timothy removed the remaining items from the duffel bag and then tossed it aside. Most of the items were, of course, Lynette’s clothes. Those might come in handy later, but for now, they were useless, so he folded them up, just as he’d been taught, and placed them on top of the discarded bag. He had never folded a bra before. That proved the trickiest. He ended up doubling it over, cup onto cup.

Thank you,” she muttered. Her lips gleamed with steak blood. ” “You should know, silly. It’s your left hand. Silly, silly pet. ” With his left hand, he loaded another slice onto the fork and brought it to her mouth. He almost made an airplane noise. Briefly, their breaths intermingled. This, finally, was intimacy. Timothy felt warm inside. This was true love, an owner to his pet. And then she forcefully chomped down on his left wrist. Timothy recoiled, but her jaw held fast. Her incisors pierced his paper-thin flesh and dug deep into his plump antebrachial vein.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 45 votes