Hamelin is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish-themed games - and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn's ScotShop. And her 14th-century ghostly companion, Dirk, has been indispensable, keeping an eye out for shoplifters and matching customers' family names to their clan plaid.
Adding to the chaos is Big Willie, a longtime champion of the games, but not everyone is happy to have him in town. So when he misses the first event of the weekend, Peggy senses something is awry. After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room, the victim of a bagpipe-related crime, Peggy decides it's up to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer.
©2017 Fran Stewart (P)2017 Tantor