By M. C. Beaton
Unique ebook: 1987
When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé domestic to Lochdubh, all people on the town is thrilled . . . aside from love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. but his affairs of the center must wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of many visitors at Priscilla's engagement celebration, has simply been chanced on murdered-shot whereas on a grouse hunt. Now with many titled get together visitors because the best suspects, each one with a reason behind snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish needs to soft ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. while the hidden perpetrator moves back, Hamish will locate himself attempting to retailer Priscilla from a depressing marriage-and trap a killer sooner than he flies the coop.
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Without Due Process / 51 “You’d better cool it before Powell sees you,” I suggested. ” What was it Simon and Garfunkel used to say about bridging troubled waters? ” Big Al continued. “What’s the whole idea? ” “You heard him—the task force. Powell’s already figured out a way to pull me off the case. If they’re going to turn this into a task force operation, it’ll be nothing more than a group grope. You know how those work. People run around like so many chickens with their heads cut off getting in each other’s way.
A stranger might have thought he was witnessing a heart attack in progress. Instead, it was only Big Al Lindstrom, one of the world’s original cool macho dudes, doing his level best not to cry in public. “Look, fella,” I said sympathetically. “Captain Powell was right. These people were all your friends. This is too hard on you. Get your ass back home to 26 / J. A. JANCE Molly and let somebody else handle this case. ” “I sure as hell do,” Big Al returned in a strangled whisper. “And that’s why—because he was my friend.
Big Al asked with a meaningful glance in my direction. “Yes. In the kitchen. He had a knife, a big knife. He started to come after me, too, but I ran and hid in the closet. ” The bearers of bad news can also issue a rousing call to arms. Big Al, after delivering his devastating news, now wisely offered Junior Weston the opportunity to do something about what had happened to him. “We’ve got to catch that bad man, Junior. ” The boy’s huge, unblinking brown eyes met the detective’s searching gaze.