When Hamish Macbeth visits James Harrison to welcome him to Sutherland, the old man treats him very rudely. His beautiful private nurse, Gloria, apologises for his behaviour: Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits at the restaurant. and waits. But Gloria doesn’t show up. Four days later, her body washes up on the beach near Braikie – she’s been strangled. Now, without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser – who left the force to buy a bakery – Hamish must find out who killed this lovely new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again… M.C. Beaton is the author of numerous regency romances, the Hamish Macbeth series, and the Agatha Raisin books which are currently being filmed for television. Join us for tea and home-baked biscuits with this much-loved author.