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 Hamishs 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
M C Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street.
As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries.
She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.