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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series Death of a Policeman A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure This presents the perfect opportun. Welcome back to Lochdubh the place that is loved so much by one Hamish Macbeth of the local constabulary and he never wants to leave The man has solved so many crimes if it became common knowledge they promote the heck out of him And that would mean Macbeth resigning rather than leaving his beloved villageOnce again all goes haywire when a copper called Blair rather envious of one Hamish Macbeth sends in a policeman he blackmails to spy on Hamish in order to get some dirt on this much loathed colleague of his this snooping copper gets murdered and the investigations commenceWe see how the Highlands gets an organised drugs ring less and at the same time a rather persuasive librarian set her eye on Dick the living companion of Hamish While Dick fancies a younger librarianA few deaths on and all gets solved and Hamish fancies something FrenchOnce again a great outing into the remote part of Scotland where a redhead rules supreme the tale leaves not enough space this time for my favorite cast of oddballs living in Lochdubh And yet the two important women in Hamish life do turn up as always but it feels a bit like a goodbye to them in a senseLove these Macbeth tales and while it is most certainly not one of the best so far it does not fail to entertain and when all puzzles are solved you know that Macbeth is leaving for some time However the new Macbeth is released the 2nd of February so life is swell Managerial Decision Making up as always but it feels a bit like a goodbye to them in a senseLove these Macbeth tales and while it is most certainly not one of the best so far it does not fail to entertain and when all puzzles are solved you know that Macbeth is leaving for some time However the new Macbeth is released the 2nd of February so life is swell

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Ity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair who would love nothing than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions a keen young police officer visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Mac. It has been at least 3 years since I have visited the Scottish Highlands of Lochdubh and the grounds of Hamish Macbeth and I have to say I had forgotten how much I really enjoy this books and all the crazy characters that go with these books This one was a puzzler from the beginning and the end was a O M G I NEVER saw that coming ending I truly never saw that end and it was uite a reading experience I have three books in the series on my TBR list this year and I am finding that I am truly looking forward to reading them Kokoro: de wegen van het hart uite a reading experience I have three books in the series on my TBR list this year and I am finding that I am truly looking forward to reading them

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Beth does every day Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headuarters with a full report But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish uickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. 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