Summer 1890. Guy Clements, spoilt, rich and charming, has invited his friend Max Fareham to spend a month of hedonistic leisure at his London residence. Meanwhile below stairs, clever, streetwise Madeleine Peterson is hatching a scheme to lift herself out of domestic service and her brother Michael out of prostitution. A few streets away, amateur spy Louis la Rothiere is gloating over his latest cache which may, just may, turn out to be the scoop of a lifetime.
An apparently straightforward case of domestic pilfering is about to take an unexpected turn involving blackmail, mistaken identity, War Office documents and the love that dare not speak its name - and for once, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson find themselves repeatedly and hilariously wrong-footed.
About the Author
Rohase Piercy was born in London in 1958 and now live in Brighton on the South Coast of England with her husband Leslie and dog Spike. She has two grown-up daughters.