Death of a Bore (Hamish Macbeth, Book 20) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Unique ebook: 2005

Minor author John Heppel has an issue - he's by means of all bills a consummate bore. while he's came across useless in his cottage, there are many suspects. yet without doubt boredom shouldn't be reason for homicide, or so thinks neighborhood bobby and sleuth Hamish Macbeth, whose research of Heppel's cleaning soap opera script uncovers even more than melodrama. well known reader and actor Graeme Malcolm makes this complicated whodunit set in Beaton's liked Scottish village a memorable audio adventure. this can be the most recent name within the renowned Hamish Macbeth sequence.

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The older ones would fill him with cynicism, and the crewcut brigade would just teach him bad habits. Laura remembered her own time as a young constable, how it was often harder for the women, the men attempting to shield her from the fights, expecting her to spend the day patting old ladies’ hands. But Laura liked the rucks, the excitement, the chases. It was why she joined, for the dirt, a different life to the one she’d had as a child in Pinner. ’ said Laura, and when he looked up, Laura beckoned him over.

She distracted him, casually dressed, wearing those low-cut jeans that show off the hipbones, a sea horse tattoo visible just below her beltline. He closed his eyes again, just for a moment, and filled his nose with the Chanel. The sale was over, he had to get away, before the other images drifted into his head. Blood. Smile. Hair. Still. Dirt. ‘Okay,’ he said, his voice faint. ’ He passed over his card. ’ He felt her fingers brush his as she took the card from him and his cheeks flushed. She tapped it against her chin.

The walls were taller than me, with ivy creeping along the top and only the tips of conifers visible from where I had parked. I took a few pictures and then I walked towards the gates, but I was surprised when I got there. I had expected some closed-off shell of a house, the centre of national notoriety, but from the sign on the gate I saw that time had moved on and the house had a new life: Blackley View Residential Care. I looked around again, and I noticed signs on other gates or fixed between trees.

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