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Not the best of Macbeth
on 28 February 2006
Two artists have come to live in Lochdubh, first Effie Garrard, then genial Jock Fleming. Effie develops a crush on Jock, but he does not return her feelings. Then Effie is found dead, apparently by suicide, but Hamish suspects foul play. As usual, as well as solving the murder, Hamish has to struggle with his complicated love life, various women from his past keep popping up, and a few new ones as well.
This was quite an entertaining story, but it seemed a bit tired to me. The attractive man who arrives to create havoc in the village is a line that has been used before, and there are far too many lovesick women in the book, all of them rather pathetic, I found them getting on my nerves.
Worth reading if you are a Macbeth fan, but definitely not one of the best of the series.