When Fergus Macleod, Lochdubh’s abusive, drunk dustman is put in charge of the local recycling center, Hamish Macbeth smells trouble. Sure enough, Fergus, imbued with his new powers, becomes a bullying tyrant. When his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one is sorry—including his long-suffering family. But Macbeth is surprised to find that many of the despicable dustman’s victims refuse to talk—and when violence strikes again, the lanky lawman must quickly unearth the culprit among a litter of suspects … before the killer makes a clean getaway!
“Beaton’s mysteries, centering on a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands, combine James Herriot’s feel for landscape with Simon Brett’s comic audacity…Beaton’s deft hand with description…and her wryly sketched side characters, like Hamish’s latest assistant, Clarry, who cooks better than he patrols, along with village secrets laid bare, make this a delightful entry in an altogether captivating series.”—Booklist (starred review)
Beaton, M. C.
M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.