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By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A POISON PEN: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
When the citizens of Lochdubh start receiving poison pen letters, not anyone takes them heavily. yet Constable Hamish Macbeth fears them, and his instincts turn out right whilst the postmistress is located striking from a rope with a vicious poison pen letter at her feet.

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There has been a textual content message from Jimmy Anderson. It learn: “Get your arse over to Cnothan speedy. There’s been a break-in on the grocer’s. ” Like Jimmy, Hamish observed a fashion of overlaying up his stopover at to Perth. He switched at the blue gentle and the siren, now not worrying if the Perth police observed him, and broke the rate restrict all of the method north to Cnothan. even though Jimmy had referred to as ahead of him, he had made just a cursory inspection earlier than dashing off. Hamish came across that the store had a safety digital camera and after learning the movie used to be capable of make out the positive aspects of 2 of the neighborhood early life. He arrested them and drove them right down to Strathbane, the place they have been officially charged and informed to seem within the sheriff’s court docket in a month’s time. by the point he received to Lochdubh, he realised he hadn’t eaten all day and neither had Lugs. As ordinary, he fed the puppy first prior to scrambling a few eggs for himself. He used to be simply sitting down at his desktop while Elspeth walked in. “Do you by no means knock? ” he requested angrily. “Come on. Out with it. I helped you, keep in mind? ” “Oh, o.k.. take a seat and be quiet. ” “Wait a bit,” acknowledged Elspeth. “What’s that approximately Archie seeing a seventeen-year-old lurking close to the publish place of work? ” “I’ve thought of that. it could actually were anyone a lot older. All Archie may possibly relatively describe have been the garments. ” “Where have been you at the present time? ” “Down in Perth. ” “Find out something? ” “Keep it to your self. i discovered out why Amy Beattie ran clear of domestic. ” “Why? ” “She was once pregnant. ” “Goodness,” acknowledged Elspeth. “Was it Stoddart? ” “No, it used to be the financial institution supervisor, Graham Simpson. ” “So where’s the kid? ” “Elspeth,” acknowledged Hamish angrily, “if I knew that, I’d…” He abruptly gazed blankly on the display screen. “What? ” demanded Elspeth. “I’m considering that letter, the single came upon with pass over Beattie’s physique. It acknowledged: ‘I have facts that you’re a bastard. Your father by no means married your mom and I’ll inform all people. ’ What if that was once a letter despatched to another individual? permit me imagine. Chust feel for a minute pass over Beattie’s baby is alive and good in Braikie. followed, perhaps. The followed mom and dad are desirous to shield the kid and intercept that letter despatched to the kid. ” “But in the event that they followed the kid, that they had not anything to worry. Doesn’t upload up, Hamish. ” “You’re correct. close up and permit me return over my notes. ” “When did omit Beattie arrive in Braikie? ” “Folks say approximately 16 years in the past. I acknowledged close up, Elspeth. ” Elspeth sat quietly and impatiently. Then Hamish acknowledged, “Why did you ask whilst she arrived in Braikie? ” “I was once considering the single one who turns out to have brought on powerful feelings and she’s 16. ” They checked out one another and either acknowledged while, “Penny Roberts! ” “Miss Beattie had replaced much in appearance,” stated Hamish. “Billy acknowledged she had survived melanoma. yet within the early images she’s beautiful, and Graham Simpson was once a handsome younger guy. Now, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are faraway from lookers. I keep in mind puzzling over how they'd controlled to supply this sort of good looks. What if omit Beattie desired to declare her daughter?

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