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- DescriptionIn dark, wintry Lochdubh, Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. The Calvinist element in town has always resisted what they view as secular frivolity, so for most of the townsfolk there'll be carols, feasting, gifts - or even whiskey on Christmas Day! And for PC Hamish Macbeth there's holiday from crime - he finds himself hunting for a missing cat belonging to a lonely spinster. Curt and unfriendly, the woman is convinced her pet has been stolen but once behind her heavily-bolted door, Hamish can spot her true problem - she lives in fear, though of who or what he cant guess. Then someone steals a Christmas tree and lights from the nearby village of Cthan. So it is up to Hamish to sort all these problems out - and he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon be tolling on the eve of Christmas. Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series: 'First rate...deft social comedy and wonderfully realized atmosphere' - Booklist . 'It's always a treat to return to Lochdubh' - New York Times . 'Readers will enjoy the quirks and unique qualities of the cast...Beaton catches the beauty of the area's natural geography and succinctly describes its distinct flavor' - Library Journal . 'Befuddled, earnest and utterly endearing, Hamish makes his triumphs sweetly satisfying' - Publishers Weekly .
- Author BiographyM. C. Beaton worked as a Fleet Street journalist. She is the author of the Agatha Raisin novels, the Hamish Macbeth series and an Edwardian murder-mystery series. She divides her time between Paris and the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha Raisin's beloved Carsely.
- Author(s)M. C. Beaton
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication05/11/2009
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleHamish Macbeth Murder Mystery
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date11/07/2012
- Weight315 g
- Width140 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine20 mm
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