Saturday, February 26, 2011

And Still More Winners - Death of a Chimney Sweep

Death of a Chimney Sweep

I'm thrilled that all three winners of this giveaway are loyal followers who have previously visited the blog and entered many times.  So you can see that being persistent pays off!  I have to confess that I haven't yet had time to snuggle down with this one, but it's getting near the top of the list.  I just know I'm going to enjoy it, because Hamish Macbeth is one of my favorite characters, and this series by M.C. Beaton has never disappointed me.   Just to whet your whistle here's the publisher's blurb:
In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it's up to Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed--and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.
Besides....aren't we all curious to see if Hamish will EVER get married?

Anyway, the lucky winners have been notified by email and have until Wednesday to get me their mailing addresses.  They are


Congratulations to the Winners

Edited to add - if you didn't win, there's still a chance- see the note on the giveaway sidebar about another contest for this one.


  1. Congrats to the winners! Luckily, I was able to reserve the book at the library. They have (only) one copy! Enjoy the read!

  2. Thank so much...delighted to win this book.


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