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From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...
A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
Celebrate the Holidays with M. C. Beaton, The Queen of The Cozy Mystery. In the dark, wintry highlands of Lochdubh, Scotland, where the local Calvinist element resists the secular trimmings of Christmas, the spirit of Old St. Nick is about as welcome as a flat tire on a deserted road. Nor is crime taking a holiday, as Constable Hamish Macbeth soon finds himself protecting an unhappy girl, unlocking the secrets of a frightened old woman, and retrieving some stolen holiday goods. Now the lanky lawman must use all his Highland charm and detective skills to make things right. And he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon toll and all of Lochdubh will be forced to face another dreary winter without the comforting embrace of Yuletide cheer.

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    Charming Christmas Novella

    This is a charming, day-in-the-life story. The events take place over about a week before and up to Christmas day. No messy murders in this story, just a series of minor thefts, a lost cat, a rescued dog, and several little mysteries that get sweetly handled by the well-intentioned, thoughtful Hamish. Be aware that while this outing was originally labelled as a prequel, it is nothing of the sort. Kobo doesn't tell you where this places in the series, but it's about half way through. If you've just started the series be aware that, to avoid spoilers, you must have reached at least Book #10.


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