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A Highland Christmas

A Highland Christmas

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.

Also features the first UK publication of a Hamish Macbeth short story, Knock, Knock, You’re Dead!

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 6th October 2016

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781472124951