The renowned mystery writer Miss Melinda Pink arrives at the small Highland crofting village of Sgoradale determined to finish her latest book. But she soon discovers some sinister undercurrents. Local handyman Ivar Campbell regularly implies that he may be involved in espionage and intelligence work. Most of the villagers ignore this as lies and idle boasting, until Ivar's wife leaves him, and his cottage is set on fire. But when anonymous letters and hints of blackmail escalate to murder, Miss Pink is on the case. Using methods that might be considered questionable by police standards, she refuses to give up until all the secrets of this quiet loch-side retreat are fully exposed.
©1987 Gwen Moffat; (P)2007 Soundings