By M. C. Beaton

Unique ebook: 2004

Poison pen letters result in homicide during this new Hamish Macbeth secret from M.C.Beaton. whilst the townspeople of Lochdubh start receiving poison pen letters, not anyone takes them very heavily, whether they're choked with wild accusations. yet Hamish fears that they may bring about anything lethal. His instincts end up right whilst the town's postmistress is located striking from a rope with a poison pen letter at her ft. notwithstanding it seems that to be a suicide, Hamish suspects anything extra sinister. trying to hint the letters, the very last thing Hamish wishes is any distractions, yet quickly Jenny Ogilvie arrives in Lochdubh decided to seduce him. knowing that she is not able to take Hamish's brain off his case, Jenny comes to a decision to perform a little investigating of her personal. Now, Hamish unearths himself in a race to unravel the secret of the poison pen letters earlier than another person dies, together with one most likely target-Jenny.

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He switched on the MP3 player, then twisted it so the mic pointed to them. ‘Damien. ’ Damien pushed his sleeves back. Uncomfortable in the police station with the posh totty next to him and determined he wasn’t going to show it. ‘Sure. ’ ‘You’ll have a job. ’ Caffery raised his eyebrows. ‘She’s gone. Gone back to the homeland, bruv. With her damn gully mother always running at the mouth. ’ He made a show of correcting himself, smoothing his shirt and putting his head back, hands on his lapels, pinkies up.

He turned back. ‘I’ll tell Turner. ’ ‘Don’t know it. Haven’t got a clue how to find her. Or my daughter. Lorna’s . ’ he made inverted commas with his forefingers ‘. . finding herself. ’ He cocked his head sideways, did his best Jamaican again. Probably for Simone’s benefit. ‘Him make him coil showing dem tourists da crocs. ’ said Caffery. ‘No. And good luck finding her is all I’m saying. ’ ‘OK, OK. We’ll come to that.

There is no picture. My daughter has been taken and we’re waiting for you to do something about it—’ He broke off as if he’d suddenly realized he was shouting. He sat back, breathing hard, his face a livid red. ’ He pushed a hand through his hair. He looked tired. Beaten. ‘I’m sorry – really sorry. I didn’t mean to take it out on you. ’ A few years ago, when he was young and hot-headed, a comment like that would have infuriated Caffery – this assumption that he couldn’t know what it felt like – but with the benefit of age he could keep himself calm.

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