Euphemia Martins, theÂ estrangedÂ granddaughter of an Earl, entered service incognito with the Stapleford family to save her family from destitutionÂ andÂ from that moment on she acquired the bothersome reputation of finding dead bodies.
Now promotedÂ to the role of paid companion to the deplorable Richenda Stapleford she is staying at the country estate of Hans Muller upon whom Richenda has matrimonial designs. Mere weeks afterÂ their arrival Richendaâ€™s twin brother, Richard, dispatches a servant bearing news of shocking accusationsÂ concerning Muller.
Euphemia finds herselfÂ unravellingÂ an old murder withÂ Richenda as her unlikely ally but delving into the past sets off aÂ dangerousÂ series of events in the presentÂ and itâ€™s not long before Richenda, her step-brother Bertram and Euphemia find themselves in dire peril (again!).
Could it be that Hans Muller is not the charming man he appears but capable of the most terrible crimes? As usual it is up to Euphemia toÂ solve the mysteryÂ using her quick wits and her unswerving sense of justice.