By M. C. Beaton
Unique booklet: 1989
Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a brand new Land Rover to force and a Highland summer season to have fun with, yet as quick as rain rolls in from the loch, his satisfied existence is going to hell in a handbasket. the difficulty starts whilst his cherished Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply while clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend in town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas strikes into Lochdubh along with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer fast convinces the neighborhood girls to embody low-cholesterol nutrition, ban tobacco, and start bird-watching. quickly the town's fish-and-chips-loving males are up in hands. Now confronted with the pains of his personal soul, Macbeth needs to resolve Lochdubh's most modern crime-the mysterious poisoning of definitely the right spouse.
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Viewing our stately progress up the Solent from the aft rail, I could not keep at bay the melancholy thoughts of many a traveller concerning the certainties he has left behind and the uncertainties he has yet to confront. Until 1922, this orderly land of jetties and fields had been my home. But 1922 was a long time ago. I had visited it only twice since then, most recently for my mother's funeral, which fog in mid-Atlantic had caused me to arrive twelve hours too late for. I could hardly claim to know it any more, but I supposed it would admit to knowing me.
So, on balance, I was quite pleased to be nearly home even if England did not seem very homely, either in recollection or anticipation. After letting Atkinson-White beat me at squash a far from simple task I took a lengthy bath, then dressed early for dinner and ascended to the principal lounge, a Ritzy cavern of marble and plaster, where I thought to consume a restful Manhattan in a bay-window armchair, gazing out at the limitless blue of sea and sky. But there was nothing restful about being surprised after only a few minutes by the soft-footed arrival of Mr.
Glad to have been of assistance, Miss .. " "Charnwood. Vita Charnwood. " Thus was my guess of lifelong spinsterhood confirmed. " "England? " "No. The United States, actually, but.. " "Like me, you've been lured north by Canadian Pacific's promise that nearly a third of the crossing will be in the calm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence? I quite understand. I too am a martyr to sea-sickness, Mr. " I plucked off my hat and shook her hand, surprised to find that her grip was considerably stronger than her stumble on the companion-way had implied.