5 February 2016.
ISBN: 978-1-78033-109-6 (HB)
23 Febrary 2016.
ISBN 978-1-4555-0477-0 (PB)
All the characteristics which have made the Hamish Macbeth Mystery series enjoyable and popular are once again present in this latest effort: the constant threat to close his beloved police station, Hamish’s forlorn love life, the Scottish brogue dialogue throughout the novel, the constant competition with his superiors who steal his thunder when he solves cases, and, of course his pets. There are a couple of challenging mysteries facing Hamish in the plot. First of all is a telephone call he receives from a woman claiming she was raped. It turns out when examined that she was a virgin when examined, but when she calls again saying she was being threatened Hamish ignores the plea, giving the book its title.
The further plot involves a criminal conspiracy which Hamish believes is linked to the death of the woman, who was tortured before she was murdered.
The series is great fun, no less excellent mysteries. Death of a Liar is also is very enjoyable, and is
Reviewer: Theodore Feit