Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Highlands.
She hasn't written a word in years and her books are out of print.
But now a television company is about to film her last detective story, featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vare.
Even better, a London publisher is bringing the book into print.
Even though the snobbish Miss Martyn-Broyd doesn't care to mix with the locals she can't help but share her excitement with local policeman Hamish Macbeth. Imagine her horror when Miss Martyn-Broyd discovers that Lady Harriet Vare is portrayed as a pot-smoking hippy, that the screenwriter is known for his violent and scurrilous scripts and that Lady Harriet is going to be played by the scene-stealing trollop Penelope Gates.
But a contract is a contract, Ms Martyn-Broyd quickly learns and when she is accused of murdering the scriptwriter and the leading lady, she turns to her one friend in Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth, to help her.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 19/09/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781472105332