There’s trouble brewing in the village of Lochdubh, trouble by the name of "macho man" Randy
Duggan. He is a huge bully of a man who boasts of having been a wrestler, and has been the cause
of various brawls since his arrival. He even challenges Hamish to a wrestling match, one that
draws the whole village to eagerly watch and place bets on the outcome. But when Randy fails to
appear and is found murdered, Hamish has to discover whodunit.
Back in Lochdubh after the vacation in the last book, Hamish has his
work cut out for him discovering the true identity of the dead man,
and how many lives he has touched. We get to catch up what has been
going on in Lochdubh and check in with some of the long-standing
characters too, and with a long running series like this I tend
to find that this is as much part of the book as the individual
plot. Quite a lot happens too, with Hamish nearly losing his job
more than once, old scandals being unearthed (and some new ones)
as well as plenty of good humor and the joys of a quiet life. This
is, as always, a highly engaging and relaxing read.
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