Death of a Kingfisher - M.C. Beaton You can find the plot summary elsewhere. I've now read, or listened to, about 10 of the Hamish Macbeth series and enjoyed all of them. Hamish is still trying to avoid the credit for solving crimes so he won't get promoted from the village he knows and loves. In this one he's sergeant and has lazy Dick (another who understands the value of appearing to be indolent) to supervise. My only complaint with this one is that the plot devolves in the last third into preposterous.

Just good fun. Don't read them for the mysteries. It's the unusual characters and quaintness of the village, I like. I listen to these while doing chores, driving, mowing, whatever. They always help pass the time.