A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Unique e-book: 1999

Christmas is an historic Roman competition, to not be celebrated by way of good people within the Scottish Highlands. Police Constable Hamish Macbeth has continually enjoyed the festivities, yet this yr his kin is traveling in sunny Florida. he's caught with the lengthy, lonely Christmas shift in freezing Lochdubh. A cranky previous woman kicks off the vacations by way of reporting her cat lacking. Then the Christmas lighting fixtures and tree in a close-by village disappear quickly after the neighborhood council voted to permit undefined. As Hamish unearths how to deliver Christmas to the Highlands and make a bit girl's goals come precise, he reveals -- to his pride -- that he has the easiest Christmas ever.

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The same year that I came here to Malmö. Her hands had been cut off and buried along a road out to Svedala. It was a dog that found her. She had been raped. She lived with her parents out in Jägersro. An upright sort who was studying to become a physician, of all things. It was in April. She was heading out to buy a newspaper but never returned. ” Hemberg shook his head. “You will discover what type you belong to,” he said and closed the cabinet. ” “I don’t even know if I measure up,” Wallander said.

Then he called for a cab. This time he was able to get through immediately. He attached the note to the door with a tack and left for the police headquarters. Hemberg was sitting in his office with his feet on the table. He gestured for Wallander to sit down. “We were wrong,” he said. “There was an alternative that we didn’t think of. Sjunneson didn’t make a mistake. He told the truth: there wasn’t anything in Hålén’s apartment. And he was right. ” Wallander did not know what Hemberg was talking about.

Leonard Johansson, also 1963. Only seventeen years old. Someone had crushed his skull with a rock. ” “I remember him,” Wallander said. ” “There was a fight over a girl,” Hemberg said. “We interviewed the rival for many years. But we didn’t get him. ” Hemberg pointed to the file on the bottom. “One more girl. Lena Moscho. Twenty years old. 1959. The same year that I came here to Malmö. Her hands had been cut off and buried along a road out to Svedala. It was a dog that found her. She had been raped.

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