A Victorian Murder Mystery.
In the affluent London street of Paragon Walk, an unspeakable and baffling crime has been committed: a young woman was raped and murdered. Once again the incomparable team of Inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, set themselves against a vicious killer.
As the elegant masks of the aristocratic suspects begin to slip, it becomes appallingly clear that something ugly lurks behind the handsome facades of Paragon Walk. The everyday miseries and small sordid secrets that burgeon above and below stairs are as nothing compared to the threat of further violence, as there appear to be no clear clues to follow.
Was it the work of a madman? Was it a game of the idle rich that got out of hand? Charlotte Pitt's personal connection to one resident enables her to ask the questions nobody wants to hear . . . and that leads to a shocking revelation.