Published on: 21/02/2018
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth – Scotland’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman – returns in M.C. Beaton’s new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series.
Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English.
Paul attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs Wellington that she was too fat. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie – who repeated all the last words of her twin sister – that she needed psychiatric help.
‘I speak as I find,’ he bragged. Voices saying, ‘I could kill that man,’ could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan.
And someone did.
Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he’s lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after throwing Chief Inspector Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?
M. C. Beaton is the prolific author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin murder mysteries (featuring man-mad PR-guru-turned-private eye Agatha Raisin), the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries, a quartet of Edwardian murder mysteries and numerous Regency romances, all published by Constable & Robinson. Born in Scotland, M. C. Beaton worked for many years as a journalist on […]