A pen pusher from Head Office soon finds himself pushing up the daisies! Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure and this presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Hamish does every day. On hearing of Blair's plans Hamish is fully prepared to ensure young Cyril returns back to headquarters with a report under his arm and flea in his ear... but before he can do that, Cyril is found dead and Hamish very quickly becomes the prime suspect for his murder! Praise for M C Beaton: 'The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series... a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations of rural life.' The Good Book Guide 'It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh.' New York Times 'First rate... deft social comedy and wonderfully realised atmosphere.' Booklist
M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books are currently being turned into a TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.