Death of a Celebrity (Hamish Macbeth, Book 17) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Unique e-book: 2002

Blonde, glamorous BBC reporter Crystal French has blown into Lochdubh with Highland lifestyles, a hard-hitting television convey that has greater than simply the heather shaking. Roaring into city in her brilliant yellow Porsche, her arrival is heralded by means of a rushing price ticket from Constable Hamish Macbeth, despite her makes an attempt at bribery and seduction. Out of revenge, her express first bumps off Felicity Pearson's geographical region software, then insults the shop-keepers to the outrage of the whole village, and at last objectives Hamish Macbeth for public humiliation. but if Crystal turns up lifeless, an obvious suicide that seems to be homicide, the complete village turns into suspect.

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She had been gone for six months, but Wallander had still not grown used to the new receptionist. She was a woman in her thirties, named Irene. She had been an administrative assistant in a doctor's office, and was already well liked at the police station. But Wallander missed Ebba. "I need some gum," Wallander said. " "Yes," Irene said. " Wallander hung up and walked out to the reception. " Irene said. " He returned to the examination room, gave Sonja Hökberg the stick of gum and realised he had forgotten to turn off the tape recorder through all of this.

A taxi drew up at the church steps and Stefan's mother got out. She had aged and was so thin she looked ill. A young boy of about seven stood by her side. He looked a lot like his brother. His eyes were wide and frightened. He still lived in fear from that time. Wallander walked over and greeted them. "It's just going to be us and the minister," the woman said. They walked into the church. The minister was a young man who was sitting on a chair next to the coffin, leafing through a newspaper. Wallander felt Anette Fredman suddenly grab hold of his arm.

One of the boys pointed into the distance. Wallander took out his wallet and held up a hundred-kronor note. "Run over and buy me some flowers," he said. "Roses. And hurry back. " The boy looked at him wide-eyed, but took the money. "I'm a police officer," Wallander said. "A dangerous police officer. " The boy shook his head. " he asked in broken Swedish. "You don't look like a policeman. " Wallander got out his police badge and showed it to him. The boy studied it for a while, then nodded and set off.

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