From the book jacket: Most newcomers don't stay long in remote Lochdubh. They arrive filled with romantic notions of life in northern
Scotland until boredom, dampness, and nosy villagers send them running
back to civilization. Hamish Macbeth is surprised when artist Effie
Garrard sticks it out through the winter, especially since her cottage
is so far up in the hills that it might take weeks before anyone would
know if something happened to her.
By spring Macbeth fears something has. He takes his Land Rover out to check on her, and for once his uncanny sixth sense is wrong! Effie is fine - if being a dreamer and a little odd don't count. That problem off his mind, Macbeth's attention turns closer to home. His old flame Priscilla Halburton-Smythe has returned...
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