Death of a Sweep - Hamish Macbeth (Paperback)M. C. Beaton (author)
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In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney.
The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it's up to Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed - and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.
Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series:
The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series. beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life. - Good Book Guide
It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - New York Times Book Review
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - Anne Robinson, The Times
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 194 x 134 x 21 mm
Once again M C Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. * Publishers Weekly *
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