The very first book in the bestselling Hamish Macbeth crime series - reissued with a stunning new cover
M. C. Beaton worked as a Fleet Street journalist.She is the author of the Agatha Raisin novels, the Hamish Macbeth series and an Edwardian murder-mystery series.She divides her time between Paris and the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.
Beaton, a Scot herself, excels at giving readers a taste of Highland life and creating a believable character in the lonely, brilliant, continually frustrated-in-love Macbeth. - BooklistAn enchanting series....M.C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery. - New York Times Book ReviewRecommended for all mystery collections. - Library JournalSuperb entertainment, as rich and warming as a fine malt whisky, and every bit as addictive - Houston Chronicle