By M. C. Beaton
Unique e-book: 1999
Christmas is an old Roman competition, to not be celebrated via respectable people within the Scottish Highlands. Police Constable Hamish Macbeth has continuously enjoyed the festivities, yet this 12 months his relations is traveling in sunny Florida. he's caught with the lengthy, lonely Christmas shift in freezing Lochdubh. A cranky outdated woman kicks off the vacations through reporting her cat lacking. Then the Christmas lighting and tree in a close-by village disappear quickly after the neighborhood council voted to permit undefined. As Hamish unearths the way to deliver Christmas to the Highlands and make a bit girl's desires come precise, he reveals -- to his satisfaction -- that he has the simplest Christmas ever.
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It had been like lighting a fuse, watching it burn in a mine gallery and then nothing happens. But you don’t know if the fuse is just long or if it has gone out, so you wait, on tenterhooks, because something tells you the longer it takes, the worse the explosion is going to be. The car parked behind City Hall. Mikael got out and walked up the steps to the entrance. Some claimed this was the real main entrance, the way the architects Arneberg and Poulsson had designed it in the 1920s, and that the drawing had been turned round by mistake.
Firm and fit underneath the black uniform, he would bet on it. 01 per cent? Or because girls like Silje would be inspectors or detectives within five years? They would be his bosses, while he would remain on the beat, an officer on the bottom rung of the ladder, because the Drammen case would always be there, a wall, a stain that could not be removed. ‘Case of attempted murder,’ Anton said. ‘Lost a lot of blood. They reckon he barely had a pulse when he came here. ’ Anton shrugged. ‘Potential witness.
It’s about the Sandra Tveten case. ’ Rasta Hat exclaimed. ’ Anton turned and saw two men struggling through the forest with a stretcher between them. A pair of cycling shoes poked out from under the blanket. ‘He knew him,’ Anton said. ’ ‘He said they worked together in Økern before Vennesla started in Kripos,’ Rasta Hat said. ’ Lønn said on the phone. There was a scream. ‘What the . ’ Rasta Hat said. Anton turned. One of the stretcher-bearers had slipped into the ditch beside the path. The beam from his torch swept over the stretcher.
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