Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth, Book 27) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Whilst Scotland is hit by way of the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland everyone is pressured to come back up with artistic how one can entice travelers to their sleepy cities. The old fashioned village of Braikie doesn't have a lot to supply, except a spot of infrequent good looks known as Buchan's wooden, which was once bequeathed to town. The savvy neighborhood vacationer director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures revealed with a stunning photo of a kingfisher emerging from a pond at the hide.

It isn't lengthy sooner than trainer excursions start to arrive. yet simply because the town's good fortune begins to show, a kingfisher is located putting from a department within the woods with a noose round its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to damage Braikie endlessly, the city turns to Hamish Macbeth. And while violence moves again,the lawman's research speedy turns from animal cruelty to homicide.

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Eher ein Melodram. Er lächelte. « �Dass ich ein begrabener Mann war«, sagte er. « �Wir lachen viel zu selten«, sagte er. « Noch nicht, dachte er, aber das waren genau die Art Gedanken, die er nicht denken sollte. Er müsste jeden Moment darüber jubeln, dass er noch lebte. Fast jeder Schmerz war besser als der Tod, aber die verdammten Kopfschmerzen wollte er trotzdem nicht wiederhaben. Er wollte Neues beginnen. Man sollte alles wenigstens einmal im Leben ausprobieren, außer Inzest und Volkstanz. �Es ist nie zu spät«, sagte er.

Sie wurden zur Analyse in die Kriminallabor geschickt. Auf die Antwort würden sie mindestens zwei oder drei Wochen warten müssen. In Barkners Blut hatten sie bis jetzt noch keine Spuren von Drogen gefunden, vielleicht würden sie sich später nachweisen lassen, aber das wusste in diesem Moment niemand, als Barkner von Sverker Edlund vernommen wurde. Pia Fröberg hatte jedoch eine minimale punktförmige Blutung in einem Nasenloch der Frau gefunden. Punktblutungen entstehen immer bei Erdrosselung – im Augapfel, in den Ohren und Nasenlöchern – und wahrscheinlich auch bei Ersticken.

Aber in dem Moment, als sie die Haut berührte, wusste sie, dass in diesem Körper kein Puls mehr schlug. Die Haut fühlte sich entsetzlich kalt an, wie Porzellan, obwohl es sehr warm im Zimmer war. Dieses Herz schlägt nicht mehr, dachte sie. Das Gesicht, du lieber Gott! Ich sehe die Leichenflecken! So sehen also Leichenflecken aus. Ein Teil des Kopfes war mit einem Kissen bedeckt. Der Mann am Bettrand streckte die Arme zur Zimmerdecke. Sie konnte nicht anders, sie musste hinaufschauen. Bis zur Decke waren es einige Meter.

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