Scottish Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is back, and this time he is investigating the death of Paul English, an arrogant, greedy and nasty man who is constantly telling folks exactly what he thinks of them. Hamish’s assistant Charlie Carter is on the case with him, but soon thereafter, Charlie finds himself following up on a new love interest as well. Detective Chief Inspector Blair is determined to ruin both Charlie and Hamish, until he is arrested for the murder. The usual characters all aid Hamish & his assistant in trying to solve the murder, which he does (of course) solve, but in a manner so as to give Blair the credit. Unfortunately that has an unintended result… Another enjoyable read by M.C.Beaton in the Hamish MacBeth series.