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Description - A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton

In dark, wintry Lochdubh, Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. The Calvinist element in town has always resisted what they view as secular frivolity, so for most of the townsfolk there'll be no carols, feasting, gifts - or even whisky on Christmas Day!

And for PC Hamish Macbeth there's no holiday from crime - he finds himself hunting for a missing cat belonging to a lonely spinster. Curt and unfriendly, the woman is convinced her pet has been stolen but once behind her heavily-bolted door, Hamish can spot her true problem - she lives in fear, though of who or what he cannot guess.

Then someone steals a Christmas tree and lights from the nearby village of Cnothan. So it is up to Hamish to sort all these problems out - and he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon peal on the eve of Christmas.

This one-off standalone story is a special Christmas treat for all fans of Hamish Macbeth and can be read at any point in the ongoing series.

Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series:

'First rate ... deft social comedy and wonderfully realized atmosphere.' Booklist

'It's always a treat to return to Lochdubh.' New York Times

'Readers will enjoy the quirks and unique qualities of the cast ... Beaton catches the beauty of the area's natural geography and succinctly describes its distinct flavour.' Library Journal

'Befuddled, earnest and utterly endearing, Hamish makes his triumphs sweetly satisfying.' Publishers Weekly

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472111173
ISBN-10: 1472111176
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 133mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Constable Crime
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the prolific author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin murder mysteries (featuring man-mad PR-guru-turned-private eye Agatha Raisin), the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries, a quartet of Edwardian murder mysteries and numerous Regency romances, all published by Constable and Robinson. Born in Scotland, M. C. Beaton worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street. She divides her time between Paris and a Cotswolds village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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