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By M. C. Beaton

ISBN-10: 0446591688

ISBN-13: 9780446591683

Unique e-book: 2003

Trouble is afoot in a Scottish fishing village as Constable Macbeth unearths the pub empty, the church complete, and the air permeated with worry. With assistance from a journalist, Macbeth starts off to ferret out the reality.

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Hen was awake. The beds were so thin and stiff that she couldn’t get comfortable. If she lay on her side then her shoulder hurt, if she lay on her back then the mattress jabbed at her pelvis, and if she lay on her front she ended up worrying about smothering herself with her own pillow. She’d been twisting in circles for what seemed like hours now. Outside, the sky had turned brown from the lights of some distant city. The lights seemed wistful, a suggestion of something possibly exotic. Two beds down, Izzy made a faint whistling noise through her nose and began to scratch.

Jules’s voice rose. ‘It’s wrong! ’ ‘Um . ’ ‘Our rights as people. Our rights as normal exhausted human beings who’ve just been on some stupid cross-country forced march. Just rights, for fuck’s sake . ’ Fifteen minutes later Jules’s voice, rising like the scream of a kettle, followed them downstairs, through the darkened passageways and into the rec room. As a protest, she had changed into the most impractical clothes she could find: a 32 SPECIAL pair of trousers so tight they left red seams down her skin when she took them off and a T-shirt with ‘SAVAGE’ written across it in glitter.

Miss Naylor pushed her face up close to Jules. ‘Tchk. ’ Through the thick light of the canteen, Jules could trace the line where Miss Naylor’s foundation ended and her throat began. Why did she bother with that hideous make-up? She’d always look like roadkill, anyway. ’ Pause. ’ Through the corner of her eye, Jules could see the men at the other end of the dining room. They had their backs turned and were bent over a large archaeological site map. The men seemed oblivious to the girls in the corner.

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