Lochdubh's most famous police officer is gearing up for his 29th adventure!
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 full report... but before he can do that, Cyril is found dead and Hamish very quickly becomes the prime suspect for his murder...
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 - Anne Robinson, The Times
It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh - New York Times
M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.