By Terry Pratchett
Who would wish to hurt Discworld's such a lot cherished icon? only a few issues are held sacred during this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, however the Hogfather is certainly one of them. but the following it's, Hogswatchnight, that almost all joyous and acquisitive of instances, and the jolly, outdated, red-suited gift-giver has vanished with out a hint. and there is anything shady happening regarding an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and sure representatives of Ankh-Morpork's relatively huge legal point. by surprise Discworld's whole delusion method is unraveling at an alarming fee. Drastic measures needs to be taken, that's why demise himself is taking on the reins of the fats man's vacated sleigh . . . which, in flip, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to resolve the nasty, humbuggian mess earlier than the vacation season is going instantly to hell and takes everybody besides it.
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The door was opened just far enough for me to see that Mrs. Steeger hadn't changed much over the years. She was still rail thin, with a pinched face and snappy little eyes lying in wait under eyebrows that appeared to have been drawn on with brown marker. She'd been widowed last year. Retired the year before that. She was dressed in a brown dress with little white flowers, stockings and sensible shoes. Her glasses hung from a chain around her neck. Her hair was curled tight, dyed brown. She didn't look like she was adapting to a life of leisure.
I don't get it. " Morelli did a palms up. "I guess he's just one of those lovable types. " "What I'm finding is that he's friends with no one. He's a very private person. Doesn't even confide in his sister. My grandmother says it's like he's married to the store. " "A lot of people let their work take over their life. It's the American way," Morelli said. Morelli's pager beeped. "Christ," Morelli said. "I hope this is something horrible. A decapitation or maybe a bullet-riddled body found in a Dumpster.