By M. C. Beaton
Unique book: 1993
Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth's existence goes to pot. He has-horrors!-been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a self-proclaimed vacationer named Sean and his female friend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the course of the village. Hamish smells hassle, and he's correct as ordinary. The doctor's medications cross lacking. funds vanishes. pals without warning develop into unneighborly. the stress simply explodes after the itinerant Sean is located brutally overwhelmed to loss of life. Suspicion fast falls on his female friend, yet with no one keen to speak, the canny Hamish faces the harsh job of worming the evidence out of the villagers. As he uncovers a extraordinary tale round the murdered traveller, Macbeth understands he needs to locate the reality quickly, earlier than the killer will get away for solid.
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CHAPTER 8 It was well after dark when Nash drove the patrol car past the municipal building to enter the morgue back entrance. The barrier lifted, and as the headlights raked the parking lot, Jenner saw a crowd in front of the garage. Word had spread through the building, through the sheriff’s department, the fire department, and emergency medical services: despite the hour, many people stood silhouetted in the municipal building windows, and at the mortuary the entire staff was waiting for the Roburns in the bucketing rain.
Tonight, he’d lie in bed awake a long while, listening to the sound of the rain drumming against the terra cotta tiles that covered his beautiful new roof. CHAPTER 10 Jenner asked all staff other than Flanagan, and Bunny Rutledge and Calvin Major, the mortuary technicians who’d be assisting him, to leave the morgue area. He followed the employees out of the autopsy room, crossing the breezeway into the main office facility so he could change into his scrubs. Marie Carter, the office manager, put up a fresh pot of coffee in the break room, then disappeared, returning a short while later with four dozen doughnuts from the Dunkin’ Donuts on Country Club Road.
They walked back to his car. Marty’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary was approaching, he explained, and he’d had a jeweler make something special. “Bobbie knows I got her something, and it’s driving her nuts! She’s tearing the house apart, but she’s not going to find it…” He leaned forward, reaching deep under the dashboard to feel along the steering column; his eyes lit up and, with a flourish, he produced a small white cardboard box. ” He spilled the contents onto his palm: there were two platinum fish hooks, each on a fine chain.