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By M. C. Beaton

From the writer of the Agatha Raisin tv series...
DEATH OF A MAID: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Mrs. Gillespie is legendary round the northwest of Sutherland for being the easiest charwoman ever. after all, if a person has any social pretensions one doesn't say charwoman, one talks approximately "my maid". Hamish Macbeth wins Mrs. Gillespie's providers in a church raffle yet spends many of the day attempting to steer clear of her. She is a malicious gossip and she or he bangs round the furnishings and clanks pots--he wonders how the heck she controlled to get one of these reliable popularity. Then she is located useless in a wide residence belonging to a retired professor who used to be out the day she used to be killed. She has been struck down via a steel bucket of water. Remembering Mrs. Gillespie's malicious gossip, Hamish is bound she overjoyed to find out secrets and techniques and possibly searched during the drawers of the homes she wiped clean, this means that every body whose domestic she wiped clean can be a suspect.

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Looks a few kind of deal happening. ” Then of the youths melted again into the shadows, and one went around to the passenger part of the automobile and obtained in. “Not drugs,” stated Hamish. “Rent boy. within the entrance of the automobile so a brief blow task. will be over quickly. ” “Are you going to arrest them? ” “I bought a very good examine the boy from the sunshine within the vehicle whilst he leaned over with the others. He’s over age. ” “But nonetheless …” “It is going as a rule time during this unload of a town,” stated Hamish wearily. “Prostitutes, lease boys, medicines, the lot. yet now i will name on him the following day and discover if because of this Mrs. Gillespie could have been blackmailing him. i'm really not going to unmarried the professor out and destroy his lifestyles. are you able to think what Blair might make of this? ” “I heard Blair have been suspended. ” “Probably again at the task. the way in which that guy oils as much as his superiors is nothing short of genius. Let’s pass. ” They walked again to Elspeth’s vehicle and bought in. “I’m commencing to imagine Braikie is a den of iniquity,” stated Elspeth. “I’m yes none people would prefer our inner most lives dug into,” acknowledged Hamish. “Can I include you to the professor’s the next day to come? ” “Now, Elspeth, how do I clarify bringing the clicking alongside? And consider, all this is often off the checklist. cease the automobile while we’re away from the city. i have to feed the beasts, and I’m correct hungry myself. ” again domestic, Hamish checked his answering computer and used to be shocked to discover there have been no messages for him in any respect. He were certain that both Blair or Mary Gannon could were at the mobilephone, tough to grasp what he was once doing. He washed and undressed and acquired into mattress, through the puppy and cat. “You’d higher remain right here yourselves tomorrow,” he advised them. He unexpectedly chanced on himself wishing that Elspeth, rather than his animals, have been mendacity beside him. yet Elspeth was once not attracted to an affair. it's going to must be marriage. Hamish was once ready to address the problem of the lease boy delicately—and wanted for years afterwards that he had performed so—but Professor Sander greeted him with an preliminary tirade approximately police harassment and the stupidity of neighborhood coppers which he placed all the way down to inbreeding. So Hamish got here correct out with it. “What have been you doing soliciting a lease boy in Strathbane final evening? ” Hamish were saved at the doorstep. The professor’s face grew to become a muddy color. “Come in,” he acknowledged faintly. Hamish him into his research. Professor Sander sank down right into a chair and stared on the flooring. “Is that what Mrs. Gillespie had on you? ” Hamish demanded. “I invited one in all them again the following. ” The bluster had left the professor, and Hamish needed to pressure to listen to what he was once announcing. “We received under the influence of alcohol and he stayed the evening. while I got here down within the morning, i discovered him within the kitchen with Mrs. Gillespie. It used to be after that the blackmailing all started. ” “What did she ask for? ” “Money, in fact. but additionally, she handled me like a servant. If she desired to visit Inverness, say, I needed to force her. One time, I needed to purchase her a pricey new tv and DVD participant. I couldn’t visit the police.

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