By M. C. Beaton
Unique ebook: 1991
Believing that somebody is making an attempt to homicide her, stunning Jane Wetherby asks Hamish Macbeth to spend Christmas together with her and an unique team of buddies at her Scottish island well-being farm. With a chilly in his head and no position to move for the vacations, Hamish accepts her invitation. He thinks the woman is a section daft, yet, arriving at the lonely isle of Eileencraig, he feels a prickle of foreboding. The locals are overtly threatening; the opposite site visitors, in particular a bad snob named Heather Todd, are slightly civil. So whilst Heather meets an premature finish, Hamish understands he doesn't have some distance to appear for the perpetrator. the single snag in his research is that each one the site visitors have been in the home while Heather vanished. Now, as mysterious occasions abound on Eileencraig, Hamish needs to paintings throughout the vacation sniffles to discover the killer-or else will probably be a truly depressing Christmas certainly . . .
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