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 tourist named Sean and his female friend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the midst of the village. Hamish smells difficulty, and he's correct as ordinary. The doctor's medicinal drugs move lacking. funds vanishes. associates abruptly turn into unneighborly. the stress purely explodes after the itinerant Sean is located brutally crushed to loss of life. Suspicion speedy falls on his female friend, yet with not anyone keen to speak, the canny Hamish faces the harsh activity of worming the evidence out of the villagers. As he uncovers a weird and wonderful tale round the murdered tourist, Macbeth understands he needs to locate the reality quickly, prior to the killer will get away for sturdy.
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Münster sighed again, leaving the window. ‘I’ll treat you to a beer afterwards,’ Van Veeteren assured him generously. He stood up and made a couple of practice shots. ‘If you win, that is,’ he added. ‘I think I can say thank you for the beer in advance,’ said Münster. He’s in an unusually good mood, he thought as they took the lift down to the garage. Almost human. Something absolutely extraordinary must have happened to him today. Spili, the chief inspector was thinking at the same time. The source of youth .
No,’ said Rooth, tucking into an apple. ’ ‘Don’t speak with your mouth full,’ said Reinhart. ‘He’d say next to nothing if he didn’t,’ said deBries. ‘Shut your trap,’ said Rooth. ‘Exactly,’ said Reinhart. The door opened and Van Veeteren entered, followed by Münster. ‘Good morning, Chief Inspector. ’ ‘I was somewhat delayed by the heat,’ Van Veeteren explained as he flopped down onto his desk chair. ’ There was a moment’s silence. ’ asked Rooth and took another bite. Van Veeteren sighed. ’ he said.
Then he sat for a while, wondering what to do next. Decided eventually to stay at home rather than eat out; took out bread, beer, sausages, cheese and olives and sat down on the balcony under the awning. Stood up again after the first swig of beer and went back inside. Hesitated again before picking out an Erik Satie CD. Put on the Gymnopédies and went back outside into the summer evening. Wilfred Malijsen, he thought. That damned crackpot. As he sat there enjoying the scent of the blossoming lime trees drifting in over the balcony railings and watching the sun set over the tiled roof of the Kroelsch Brewery, his mind wandered back to the only occasion he had met this colleague he hardly knew.