A Dead Question by Gerald Hammond
Two weeks away from giving birth, Detective Inspector Honey Laird is at a point when bending down is becoming increasingly difficult, and straightening up again almost impossible, when her boss calls upon her to investigate Dr McGordon… her next door neighbour.
On the outside, Dr McGordon appears to be the perfect doctor. He gives services free in poor areas, provides care in underdeveloped countries, and even brings patients to Britain (at his own expense) for special treatments. But when officers knock on his door looking for witnesses to an accident, Dr McGordon, panicky and pale, reveals a guilty conscience.
Aware that he’s done something wrong but unsure of what, Honey – along with the help of a younger officer, her overprotective housekeeper, and her faithful Labrador – dives into the case.
Gerald Hammond is a retired architect and the creator of the mystery series featuring John Cunningham, a dog breeder in Scotland, and Keith Calder, a gunsmith. He also writes under the pseudonyms Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden.