Returning from a foreign holiday, Hamish Macbeth is worried because he senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over the Highland village of Lochdubh . He learns that a newcomer, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed... read more
“"Elspeth Grant was sitting at his kitchen table. Hamish felt a sudden surge of gladness. She looked more like the old Elspeth than the citified one she had become recently. Her hair was frizzy and formed a halo round her face. Her peculiar silvery eyes looked at him seriously. She was wearing a black cashmere sweater over black corduroy trousers and black suede boots. "Who's dead?" asked Hamish. "I came to ask you that. This murder over at Bonar. I went straight there but I couldn't find you." "I meant the black clothes." "I was sent up here in a hurry, and put on the first things that came to hand." The cat let out a slow hiss and Lugs glared up at her. "I see your two wives are as jealous as ever," said Elspeth. "Just cut that out," said Hamish. "I'd forgotten was a nasty piece of work you could be." "Simmer down. You've forgotten what a help I can be."”
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