By M. C. Beaton
Unique ebook: 1997
Lovable Scottish constable Hamish Macbeth -- who could otherwise be fishing than detecting -- needs to root out one other felony in his 13th charmingly shrewdpermanent case.
As the small village of Lochdubh has no dentist, locals go back and forth 20 miles to Frederick Gilchrist's dental surgical procedure within the city of Braikie. even if Lochdubh's one-man police strength, Hamish Macbeth, prefers the extra smooth, painless methods practiced by means of dentists within the urban of Inverness, a stunning toothache one morning convinces him to provide Gilchrist a test. Upon arriving, Hamish reveals the dentist useless at the flooring, a sufferer of nicotine poisoning. getting to know that the deceased was once a non-smoker, Hamish needs to positioned his personal toothache on ice -- to extract a assassin at the free.
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