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Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth #24)

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Returning from holiday Hamish becomes unaccountably worried - it's as if he senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over Lochdubh. He soon learns that there is a newcomer to the village, a woman called Catriona Beldame, and that the villagers have decided she is a witch.
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Scottish policeman tall Hamish Macbeth gets repeated forebodings. Newcomer alluring Catriona Beldame supplies "herbs" to Lochdubh village men wanting to exercise "marital rights" their wives deny. Hamish threatens to kill her, finds her slashed; her house burns up as he leaves. Someone from her murdering past or interfering present has taken revenge. 

Three other stabbings follow, finally a pair of scissors descend on the back of his old reporter friend Elspeth, after she writes baiting horoscopes "your sin will find you out .. curb your .. violent rages." Romance also beckons from Strathbane's former forensics expert Lesley Seaton, who bats "large very blue eyes" and brings home-made dinner.

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Author M. C. Beaton
Publisher Robinson
Place London
Year 2010
ISBN 9781845299644
Binding Paperback
Condition As New

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