Life in Newburgh on Ythan

By Talpa

There's been a murder! *

Alas poor vole. One minute you were happily chewing the grass and then death fell from the sky, tore you apart and left your face on a fence post. As they truly say, Nature is red in tooth and claw.

* From its first appearance in 1983, the catchphrase of Taggart, Scotland's staple whodunnit police drama,  has been 'there's been a murder', usually pronounced with a surfeit of rolling 'Rs',

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