Death of a Dreamer (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 22)
Death of a Dreamer - Hamish MacBeth, Bk 22 Author:M. C. Beaton Occasionally, the rugged landscape of Scotland attracts dreamers who move north, wrapped in fantasies of enjoying the simple life. They usually don't last, defeated by the climate or by inhospitable locals. But it looks as if Effie Garrand has come to stay. When local constable Hamish Macbeth calls on her, he is amazed to find the small woman st... more »ill in residence after a particularly hideous winter. Unfortunately, Effie is also quite delusional, having convinced herself-and everyone else-that local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. After a huge fight with Jock, Effie is found in the mountains, poisoned by hemlock. Now, it's up to Hamish Macbeth to find the dreamer's killer-before any more nightmares unfold.« less
Two of police constable Hamish Macbeth's old flames return to Lochdubh, complicating his life. Then he becomes romantically involved with someone new. But all that doesn't matter to the Scottish policeman when someone new to the area, an artist, dies. Hamish's nemesis, Inspector Blair, is happy to write the death off as a suicide. But Hamish isn't so sure.