From the Author
The body in the library is such a cliche in whodunits I could hardly wait to try my hand at one, so this is quite possibly my favourite book in the series. It certainly took the longest to write, for one reason and another, and even now Alec's 'real' identity is easier to guess than I personally like. Every whodunit writer ideally wants the armchair detective puzzled right up to the moment they spot the murderer beyond the shadow of a doubt and in this case all the pre-publication readers had my baddie on their short-list. On the bright side, they did fall for a couple of red herrings as well so it wasn't too
I loved the setting, as well, although the next book will be firmly back at the Lawns, despite the comments about the upcoming winter in South Africa. The prologue may be South African, but no more. Only two more books to go! I shall miss my Lawns friends very much.
I'm sometimes asked what books I consider similar - I suppose the Hamish Macbeth series is the closest with a Scottish setting, and the gentle rambling is a bit No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. That should narrow it down nicely for you.