This is the ninth in the Pitkirtly series and is probably my favourite so far.
Amaryllis has put herself forward for being a councillor, but has this dulled her senses? Christopher has loads to do at the Cultural Centre, but what's this art exhibition he doesn't really know about? When Christopher and Amaryllis find something nasty at the Centre, they try to go their typical opposite ways, Christopher doesn't want to know, but Amaryllis needs to stick her nose in.
As with the previous 8 stories, there's a crime in the community and the locals do their best to "help", although the police wouldn't call it that. Keith is the only policeman around and he's struggling to keep up.
In each episode we get more info on a supporting character and this time it's Keith. I enjoyed finding more about Keith in this story, now that Charlie is the pub landlord. I particularly liked the dogs' stories. They seemed to have a more starring role.
This story is best enjoyed having read the previous ones, but I think this stands on it's own. You don't really need to know the cast's history, it just makes it seem that they are your friends.