Death of a Bore: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton

Police Procedurals

By M. C. Beaton

Minor author John Heppel has an issue. via all debts a consummate bore, he has promised popularity and fortune to all who sign up for his writing category. while he is chanced on useless in his cottage there are many suspects. yet definitely boredom is not a reason for homicide - or so thinks neighborhood constable and sleuth Hamish Macbeth, whose research of Heppel's cleaning soap opera script uncovers even more than melodrama.

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Asked Hamish. “I came because of the hotel’s reputation. I like hotels. I like someone else to do the cooking and house-cleaning once in a while. ” “No. ” “Ah, yes, someone called John Heppel. ” “You wouldn’t want to. ” She sighed. ” “You see,” pleaded Hamish, “some of the folks bought computers, and they were all so excited about the writing. The winters up here are long and dreary. ” “Oh, very well. I’ll have a go. ” “I thought maybe this evening about seven-thirty at the village hall? ” “You are persistent, aren’t you?

Oh, very well. I’ll have a go. ” “I thought maybe this evening about seven-thirty at the village hall? ” “You are persistent, aren’t you? All right. I’ll do my best” Before Hamish went out that evening to collect Mary, he turned on the six o’clock news. They had given quite a large coverage to the humiliation of John by the villagers. He felt suddenly uncomfortable. Surely John deserved it all, but the anger and violence of the villagers, highlighted by the camera, made him uneasy. When Hamish drove Mary to the village hall, she kept nervously protesting that she did not have the talents of an editor.

He hurled the book so hard that it flew straight across the waterfront and over the sea wall. Hamish was just frying some chops when there was a knock at the kitchen door. The locals never came to the front door. He opened it. In the days when Hamish was a police sergeant, his caller, Clarry Graham, had worked for him—or, rather, had not worked, Clarry finding that his talents lay in being a chef. To Hamish’s dismay, he was clutching That Book. “It’s quiet up at the Tommel Castle Hotel at the moment,” said Clarry plaintively.

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