The Ogilvy-Sinclair family had everything: the 120-room Loch Down Abbey, an earldom, and servants galore.
But soon a pox came upon their house. An illness was crossing their land and all of Scotland. First, their children’s nanny died. Then more and more servants were sickened. Eventually, the village shops and even the pub were shuttered. Worse, the 19th Earl, Hamish, is found dead. Was it an accident? Or was it foul play? Only the venerable housekeeper, Mrs. MacBain, has the ability and desire to discover the answer. But what family secrets will her investigation dredge up?
Woo, this family has some scandalous secrets all right! Obviously, if you shove a bunch of non-observant and self-centered people together with nothing to do, most will do the wrong thing. Some of the secrets are obvious to an alert reader. Others should have been, and the clues are clear in hindsight. However, the hilarious conclusion was an unexpected surprise! I adored the ending of Loch Down Abbey, though some of the middle dragged a bit. 4 stars!
Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.