Death of An Addict

Death of An Addict

Book - 1999
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The return of Constable Hamish Macbeth finds Hamish going undercover to investigate the mysterious death of a recovered heroin addict, whose church has been suspected of being in the drug trade. 18,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In the far north, isolation drives some men to drink and shelters others from the temptations of modern life. The drink might explain the reports of a sea monster near the dour village of Drim. The latter led young, recovering addict Tommy Jarret to rent a chalet from a local crofter. Despite the fears of some Lochdubh citizens, Hamish Macbeth didn't believe the fresh-faced lad would go back to drugs willingly...even when Tommy was found dead, apparently of an overdose.
Suspecting the Loch Drim monster is a hoax, and unable to forget Tommy's death, Macbeth goes to Strathbane, a nearby town, to infiltrate the local heroin trade.
Strathbane's chief superintendent is thrilled with Hamish's plan, so thrilled, in fact, that he brings up a notorious detective inspector from Glasgow to run the operation. The copper in question is Olivia Chater - aka "Concrete Knickers." Beautiful but cold, the tough-talking Olivia will pose as Macbeth's wife.
Thus begins a charade that would push two stubborn personalities into a war of wills and put an intractable Highlander in an Armani suit among the circling sharks of the underworld. And in either chilling situation it would be fatal for the constable to show vulnerability. Or fall in love.

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Constable Hamish MacBeth goes undercover to investigate the mysterious death of a recovered heroin addict, whose church has been suspected of being in the drug trade

Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780892966752
Branch Call Number: M BEA
Characteristics: 215 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 19, 2016


hammy28 Sep 01, 2015

A classic Hamish Macbeth mystery. After the sudden death of an ex drug addict, Hamish not satisfied with the findings of the Strathbane detectives, goes undercover to uncover the truth. Full of all quirky characters, this is a typical British mystery. Lots of intrigue but no blood and gore.

Oct 10, 2014

Did not care for this story. Reading the drug deal setup was like watching a bad movie.

Mar 24, 2014

This is one of the best in this super series. The plot is fresh and the characters are deeper than usual. I highly recommend this one.


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