By M. C. Beaton

Unique book: 1998

Scotland's adorable Hamish Macbeth -- the one-man village police strength -- investigates the loss of life of an actress and a tv author within the most recent episode of M. C. Beaton's well known series.

In her day, Patricia Martyn-Broyd was once a widely known author of mysteries that includes the aristocratic detective girl Harriet Vare. Now in her seventies, the writer has settled within the village of Lochdubh to get pleasure from her retirement. studying that considered one of her previous novels could be produced for tv, she will be able to infrequently include her pleasure. Her enthusiasm turns to rage besides the fact that, whilst she discovers that the position of girl Harriet has been remodeled right into a pot-smoking hippie. And whilst either the lead actress and the hack scriptwriter are discovered lifeless, it's as much as Hamish Macbeth to transparent the author's discovering a assassin with a plot all his personal.

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Tom-mee! " A dark head appeared in the window Miss Pym could see. " "Oh, Greengage, darling, you are an unsympathetic beast. I've bust my garter, and I don't know what to do. And Tommy took my only safety-pin yesterday to pick the winkles with at Tuppence-ha'penny's party. She simply must let me have it back before—Tommy! " "Hey, shut up, will you," said a new voice, in a lowered tone, and there was a pause. A pause, Lucy felt, full of sign language. " asked the dark head. "Shut up, I tell you.

She said kindly that it was entirely her own fault for occupying a student's bathroom, and that Miss Dakers was not to worry about it for a moment. " "Yes. " "Oh, catastrophe! " "I expect Miss Pym is taking the first train back to London," said the voice in the further bath, in a now-look-what-you've-done tone. "That is O'Donnell next door," said Dakers. " "Ulster," said O'Donnell, without heat. " "You must think this is a mad-house, Miss Pym. But don't judge us by Dakers, please. Some of us are quite grown up.

She was remembering her strong-mindedness now (it helped to cancel out any twinge of conscience about her self-indulgence this morning) and marvelling at the survival of that desire to live up to Henrietta. At school, she, the little fourth-form rabbit, had admired the sixth-form Henrietta extravagantly. Henrietta was the born Head Girl. Her talent lay exclusively in seeing that other people employed theirs. That was why, although she had left school to train in secretarial work, she was now Principal of a college of physical culture; a subject of which she knew nothing at all.

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