By M. C. Beaton
Unique e-book: 1999
Christmas is an historical Roman pageant, to not be celebrated by means of respectable folks within the Scottish Highlands. Police Constable Hamish Macbeth has continuously enjoyed the festivities, yet this yr his relatives is traveling in sunny Florida. he's caught with the lengthy, lonely Christmas shift in freezing Lochdubh. A cranky outdated woman kicks off the vacations through reporting her cat lacking. Then the Christmas lighting and tree in a close-by village disappear quickly after the neighborhood council voted to permit undefined. As Hamish unearths the way to carry Christmas to the Highlands and make a bit girl's desires come real, he reveals -- to his pride -- that he has the easiest Christmas ever.
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Tom guessed eighteen, maybe nineteen. A hard, handsome face. Judging by the resemblance between the two, it was a face that would be hardening past handsome in the years ahead. Jack said, “Hey there, Trevor. ” Trevor looked past him. ” The man in the fancy boots crossed his arms. “Cory’s waiting on you. ” “Then tell him again. ” “He ain’t your cousin today. ” Trevor hopped off the gurney and stalked through the curtains without looking at any of them. Tom could hear the receding echo of boot heels on hospital tile.
He almost said uncle. ” He was supposed to have arrived three days ago. Tom wasn’t completely sure what he was doing here now. Yesterday had been his daughter’s fifth birthday, and he’d spent it in a twenty-dollar motel room. Today he felt a dead coyote watching him through cloudy glass. ” “Never mind that, son. Glad you’re here. ” “Long,” Tom said. ” Tyler must have been pushing seventy, but he didn’t seem to notice. His weekday business attire appeared to run toward stiff dark blue jeans and Tony Lamas.
Twenty hours apiece. ” “Sheriff, I wasn’t implying that you didn’t know your job. ” “Sure you were. That’s all right, I don’t get offended too easy. ” “Point taken,” Tom said. ” Tom no longer felt like talking about Scotty Greer. “Like I told you, Sheriff, it’s not really any of my business. Apologies. ” “Now, don’t take me the wrong way. ” “Shame you didn’t go into law enforcement. ” Tom didn’t pretend to follow. ” Hilliard shook his head. “Box of cold medicine, hell. Carl DeBoer over at the IGA told me those boys walked out with a sackful day before yesterday.