Death of a Scriptwriter (Hamish Macbeth, Book 14) by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Unique booklet: 1998

Scotland's lovely Hamish Macbeth -- the one-man village police strength -- investigates the loss of life of an actress and a tv author within the most modern episode of M. C. Beaton's well known series.

In her day, Patricia Martyn-Broyd used to be a widely known author of mysteries that includes the aristocratic detective woman Harriet Vare. Now in her seventies, the writer has settled within the village of Lochdubh to get pleasure from her retirement. studying that certainly one of her outdated novels might be produced for tv, she will be able to rarely comprise her pleasure. Her enthusiasm turns to rage in spite of the fact that, while she discovers that the position of girl Harriet has been remodeled right into a pot-smoking hippie. And while either the lead actress and the hack scriptwriter are came upon useless, it's as much as Hamish Macbeth to transparent the author's name...by discovering a assassin with a plot all his personal.

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Können wir Spuren davon finden? « �Das ist tatsächlich das Schwierigste, was es gibt«, sagte Öberg. »Mal sehen, was die Gerichtschemie schafft. Zum Beispiel ist uns nicht bekannt, ob nicht gewisse Substanzen postmortal verschwinden. Oder nicht verschwinden. In einem lebenden Körper werden Substanzen normalerweise schneller abgebaut. Ich glaube nicht, dass wir im Blut des Mannes etwas finden werden. « �Vielleicht. Nach Eintritt des Todes werden keine Substanzen mehr abgebaut. Aber im Moment haben wir nicht die geringste Ahnung.

Wir hatten eine … kleine Auseinandersetzung darüber, was wir am Wochenende unternehmen wollten, glaube ich. Samstag. Morgen … Heute. « Er verstummte. �Fahren Sie fort«, sagte Edlund. �Ich wollte nicht zu ihren Eltern fahren. Es ging nur um ein Essen. Ein Essen, an dem ich nicht teilnehmen wollte. Herrgott. Darüber haben wir uns ein bisschen gezankt, dann haben wir das Licht ausgemacht und sind eingeschlafen. « Edlund nickte. Barkner sah erstaunt aus. « �Jemand hat heute Nacht ein Kissen auf Madeleines Gesicht gedrückt und sie erstickt«, sagte Edlund.

Pia Fröberg hatte keine Tabletten oder andere Drogen neben dem Bett gefunden, und auch die Männer von der Spurensicherung hatten bei ihrer allerersten Überprüfung der Gesamtlage nichts entdeckt. Eine Beziehungstat, dachte Mogens. Glasklar. Häusliche Gewalt, wenngleich nicht unmittelbar erkennbare Gewalt. Es war an der Zeit, so schnell wie möglich noch mehr Glasklarheit in die Sache zu bringen. In diesem Fall würde es keinerlei Schwierigkeiten geben, einen Haftbefehl für den Verdächtigen zu erlangen.

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