ARC honest review for Little, Brown Book Group UK via NetGalley.
This is the latest of the Hamish MacBeth mystery from M. C. Beaton.
There is a new nurse in town, and Hamish has set his cap at her. The night they are to meet up for dinner, she doesn’t turn up. When Hamish enquires about her at her place of work, he is told that she had left. 4 days later her body is washed up on the beach, strangled. Hamish has his work cut out on finding the murderer.
Well written and plotted. A good addition to M. C. Beaton’s Scottish mystery series.
An enjoyable read that will keep you guessing.
James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer’s behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner.
On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. But Gloria never shows up.
Four days later, Gloria’s body washes up on the beach near Braikie. She’s been strangled. Now, without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser – who left the force to buy a bakery – Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again…