Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth, Book 26) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Within the south of Scotland, citizens get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. yet within the remoted villages within the very north of Scotland, the villagers depend upon the providers of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his outdated brushes. Pete is often capable of finding paintings within the Scottish highlands, till someday while Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the ground of a villager's hearth, and a useless physique crammed contained in the chimney. the whole city of Lochdubh is bound Pete is the offender, yet Hamish doesn't think that the affable chimney sweep is able to committing homicide. Then Pete's physique is located at the Scottish moors, and the secret deepens. once more, it's as much as Hamish to find who's answerable for the soiled deed--and this time, the assassin can be nearer than he realizes.

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Holmes had said to Detective Sergeant Barry Vine, “I made her carry a mobile with her and she’d ring me to tell me where she was. But you can’t do that when the over eighteen, can you? She’s at university after all. I don’t know what she’s doing when she’s there, do I? I don’t know what time she comes in at night when she’s there. So what’s the point of worrying if she’s late when she’s at home? I do worry, though, of course I do. ” Wexford asked. ” “Don’t know. ” Wexford sat silent for a moment.

Her husband was usually at home to look after the boys, and if he couldn’t be there, she knew they could go to her parents. She had taken on the job partly from the pressures of her social conscience and her commitment to women’s causes, and partly to get herself out of the house. When she was at home, she and Neil either sat in silence or addressed each other through the medium of their children or quarreled. Although she never talked about the state of her marriage to her mother or her father, she did to friends and she was fast making a friend of Griselda Cooper.

Aren’t you going to thank me? I didn’t have to come in here, you know. ” He took her downstairs and at the exit doors she looked back over her shoulder and said, “You have an attitude problem, you know. ” Wexford restrained his laughter until she had gone. He certainly had a problem, but it wasn’t one of attitude. Rather, he was allowing himself to be ridiculously involved in this Lizzie Cromwell business. She was back, as everyone kept telling him, she had been away with a boyfriend, but she was back and no harm was done.

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