Death of a Spy

Death of a Spy by M.C. Beaton brings international intrigue and espionage to the sleepy village of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands. Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is dealing with the typical flurry of incidents that come with the tourist season: petty thefts, lost pets, and traffic accidents. But Macbeth has much more on his plate than usual, not least the presence of an American agent James Bland, who is visiting Scotland from Chicago, ostensibly as part of an exchange program to learn Scottish policing methods. But, as Macbeth is aware, Bland’s purpose in Scotland is actually to track down remaining members of a Russian spy ring that Macbeth himself was involved in uncovering. When a string of unusual thefts in Lochdubh is linked with a perpetrator nicknamed Spiderman, Macbeth realizes he and Bland may be dealing with something much bigger.