Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back, lone constable of the Scotlish village of Lochdubh, finds himself having to share his modest quarters behind the jail with Dick Fraser, yet another deadbeat deputy foisted on him by Lt. Blair, his supervisor from the Strathbane headquarters. Blair often foists off a copper who has fallen from grace to Hamish because crime in this bucolic posting seldom consists of more than ticketing a speeder or rousting a drunk from a local pub. Hamish spends more time fishing and hiking through the heather than he does solving crimes. Yet, when a real crime crops up, he usually outsmarts Blair with his offbeat methods of deduction.
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Hamish drags Dick, who would rather hang out in the local pub, on a call to the quaint village of Braikie. Crotchety Mrs. Colechester claims that a new tourist attraction in the wilderness preserve next to her secluded cottage is disturbing her peace, what with all the tour buses and loudspeaker announcements. Mary Leinster, a winsome and charming lassie, is drawing droves of tourists to The Fairy Glen, a quiet pond surrounding a forest containing rare plants and animals. Mary has gotten herself elected to the town council, so fighting city hall has come to a dead end. Mrs. Colchester has called the law.
The Fairy Glen’s most popular attraction is a beautiful kingfisher that can be seen diving into the pool to catch fish for his family. The brochure features the bird, and also claims that fairies can be seen at night in the glen. The country folk still believe in them, claiming to see lights in the forest, even putting out plates of sweets for them to ward off evil. Alt