Ninth entry in the Hamish MacBeth cozy Scottish police procedural series in which a pair of travelers show up in an old converted bus in Lochdubh and Hamish immediately senses something amiss. Ruggedly handsome Sean and his scrawny girlfriend Cheryl seem to have brought nothing but ill will with them, though there's nothing specific that Hamish can arrest them for, nor even hassle them about. None of the villagers will have anything bad to say about the pair--until Sean ends up with his head bashed in in the bus. And Hamish has enough on his plate, as he's been promoted to Sergeant and how has a PC, Willie, who stays at the police station with him. Willie is a cleaning fanatic and is driving Hamish mad! Enjoyable read and as always a visit with Hamish is sure to put a smile on my face.
In this mystery, Hamish must deal with being promoted and working with an assistant. A newcomer to the village and as Hamish sees him, he knows he bring evil and trouble to his peaceful village. He also discovers residents of the village have secrets he did not know about but he is discovering little by little while investigating the murder of the misfit newcomer.