The second Hamish Mcbeth crime mystery, delightfully recovered and re-issued for all the fans of Agatha Raisin.
When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiance home to Lochdubh, everyone in town is delighted. . . except for love-smitten Hamish Macbeth. Yet the affairs of his heart will have to wait.
Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered - shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with so many titled party guests as prime suspects, each with their own reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. . . and catch a killer, before they fly the coop!
M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth books are a delight: clever, intricate and sardonic. The flavour is reminiscent of Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore and I'm very glad to own a complete set
The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series... a beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations of rural life. - Good Book Guide
The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - The Times
It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - The New York Times