Death of a Poison Pen (Hamish Macbeth, Book 19) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Unique booklet: 2004

Poison pen letters bring about homicide during this new Hamish Macbeth secret from M.C.Beaton. whilst the townspeople of Lochdubh commence receiving poison pen letters, not anyone takes them very heavily, no matter if they're packed with wild accusations. yet Hamish fears that they may bring about anything lethal. His instincts turn out right whilst the town's postmistress is located striking from a rope with a poison pen letter at her toes. even though it sounds as if to be a suicide, Hamish suspects anything extra sinister. trying to hint the letters, the very last thing Hamish wishes is any distractions, yet quickly Jenny Ogilvie arrives in Lochdubh decided to seduce him. knowing that she is not able to take Hamish's brain off his case, Jenny makes a decision to do some investigating of her personal. Now, Hamish reveals himself in a race to unravel the secret of the poison pen letters ahead of another individual dies, together with one most probably target-Jenny.

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One of the better-class suburbs, of course, near enough to London for easy travelling to the clinic—it wouldn’t be wise to give up the job before she really had to—far enough out for a small garden, perhaps, even for a country view. They might even afford a little car. She could learn to drive. And then, when it was no longer possible for her mother to be left, they could be together. It meant the end of this nagging anxiety about the future. There was no reason now to picture her mother in a chronic sick ward, cared for by overworked strangers, surrounded by the senile and incontinent, waiting hopelessly for the end.

The front room had been divided to form two fairly large psychotherapy-rooms which were separated from the waiting-room by a passage. Dr. Steiner could, therefore, move from one to the other without coming within Cully’s view. But he could hardly move down the hall to the basement stairs without risk of being seen. Had he been seen? What was Cully keeping back and why? Together, Dalgliesh and Martin examined the basement rooms for the last time that night. At the rear was the door which led to the area steps.

It was rare for him or for any member of the staff to use the basement exit and the door was usually only opened when the coal or other heavy supplies were delivered. Dalgliesh shot back the bolt. There was a short flight of iron steps leading to the rear railings. Here, again, the wrought-iron door was bolted and fitted with a lock and chain. But an intruder would have no difficulty in getting into the basement area, particularly as the mews at the back were ill lit and unoccupied. The clinic itself would be less easy of access.

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