Sholto Lestrade had never smelled the tangle o’ the Isles before Arthur, Duke of Connaught, put him on the trail to the Highlands. Murder is afoot among the footmen of the Royal Household – a servant girl has been brutally slaughtered.
Ineptly disguised as a schoolmaster in his bowler and Donegal, the intrepid Superintendent is impelled by a villainous web of conspiracy to the Isle of Skye by way of Balmoral.
With the skirl of pipes in his ears, and more than a dram of a certain medicinal compound inside him, Lestrade, following baffling clues, takes the low road alone, save for the mysterious Alistair Sphagnum, in his twin-engined boneshaker. Narrowly escaping the inferno of Room Thirteen in the North British Hotel, Lestrade falls foul of the McNab Of That Ilk and the Mackinnon Of That Ilk and plays a very odd game of ‘Find the Lady’ in Glamis Castle.
Coming from Scotland Yard is no help at all to a Sassenach in trews and everyone is convinced it’s a job for the Leith Police. Threatened by ghoulies, ghosties and wee, sleekit beasties, Lestrade hears things go bump in the night before solving the case.
‘A wildly entertaining narrative… that proves emphatically that crime and comedy can mix.’ - Manchester Evening News
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Murder is afoot among the footmen of Britain's Royal Household: a servant girl, Amy Macpherson, has been brutally slaughtered. And so our hero, Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard, is once again on the trail of mystery. As he tries to untangle a villainous web of conspiracy, the superintendent must venture north to Scotland. His investigations take him from Balmoral Castle to the Isle of Skye to the North British Hotel, where he narrowly escapes an inferno in Room 13. The intrepid investigator contends with the most baffling clues he has yet encountered. But even when Lestrade is threatened by a fiendishly gruesome killer, he perseveres to get his man.Product Description:
Arthur, Duke of Connaught, puts our hero, Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard, on the trail of mystery in the Highlands.
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