Death of a Chimney Sweep (Hamish Macbeth, Book 26) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Within the south of Scotland, citizens get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. yet within the remoted villages within the very north of Scotland, the villagers depend upon the prone of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his outdated brushes. Pete is usually capable of finding paintings within the Scottish highlands, until eventually someday while Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the ground of a villager's hearth, and a lifeless physique crammed contained in the chimney. the total city of Lochdubh is bound Pete is the perpetrator, yet Hamish doesn't think that the affable chimney sweep is in a position to committing homicide. Then Pete's physique is located at the Scottish moors, and the secret deepens. once more, it's as much as Hamish to find who's liable for the soiled deed--and this time, the assassin can be nearer than he realizes.

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In the scene we watched,” said Gurney with new animation, “that interrogator might want to believe in the validity of the young man’s breakdown for a number of reasons. ” He pointed randomly at an officer who hadn’t yet spoken. The man blinked, looked embarrassed. Gurney waited. ” “Absolutely,” said Gurney. He caught the eye of another previously silent attendee. ” The very Irish face beneath a carroty crew cut grinned. “Thought he’d win a few points, maybe. Must report to somebody. Enjoy walking into the boss’s office.

They like looking sharp, quick, decisive. How do you get guys like that to trust you? ” This time the responses came quicker. ” “Consistency. ” “Believe the identity. ” “Stay cool, always cool, no sweat. ” “Believe your own truth, baby. I am who I am. I am invincible. Untouchable. ” “Yeah, make believe you’re Al Pacino,” said Falcone, looking for a laugh, not getting it, just creating a hiccup in the group momentum. Gurney ignored him, glanced inquiringly at the Hispanic woman. She hesitated. ” This triggered a few wiseass laughs around the room and a leering grin from Falcone.

Two. ” The image triggered the tiny tic in Gurney’s eyelid. ” “We worked on a couple of cases together. ” If he were to be completely honest about it, Gurney would have to admit that he and Hardwick did have, in at least one respect, a unique relationship. Ten years earlier, working in jurisdictions a hundred miles apart on different aspects of the same murder case, they had individually discovered separate halves of the victim’s severed body. That sort of serendipity in detection can forge a strong, if bizarre, bond.

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