Trouble is afoot in the remote Scottish fishing village of Stoyre, where the inhabitants are acting kind of...fishy.
On a routine visit, Hamish Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church unexpectedly full, and the very air permeated with fear.
Then an explosion levels a holiday cottage which the locals call 'an act of God'.
Hamish has another theory, one that will make the national news.
With the help of sharp-eyed journalist Elspeth Grant and Lugs (his dog) he begins to winkle out the truth.
But Hamish's best laid plans soon go awry when an old friend dies, a scandalous rumour erupts, and someone close to his heart may be lost forever...Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series: The much-loved Hamish Macbeth series. beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life. - Good Book Guide. It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh. - New York Times Book Review. The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of o.utrageous black comedy, have reached cult status. - Anne Robinson, The Times
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 19/09/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781472105370