Death of a Dreamer by M. C. Beaton (2005)
This is the 22nd title in the Hamish Macbeth mystery series. Hamish Macbeth is the constable of the small Highland village of Lochdubh. Despite his success at solving crimes, Hamish has no desire to become a detective; he relishes his village life shared with his cat and dog. Nonetheless, crime and love seem to worm their way into Hamish’s well-planned, tidy life.
M. C. Beaton is also known for the popular Agatha Raisin mystery series. Both series are considered “cozies” which make them well-suited for readers who are in the mood for a fun, light read that offers a twist with endearing characters.