London, 1883: All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. Sidney Grice is swotting up on the anatomical structure of human hair whilst his ward, March Middleton, sneaks upstairs for her eighth secret cigarette of the day. The household is, perhaps, too quiet.
So, when a beautiful young woman turns up at the door, imploring London´s foremost personal detective to solve the mystery of her father´s murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee.
Mr Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered in his bed, but there is no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. But what piques Grice´s interest is the crime´s link to one of London´s most notorious unsolved murders...
M.R.C. Kasasian was raised in Lancashire. He has had careers as varied as a factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker and dentist. He is also the author of The Mangle Street Murders, The Curse of the House of Foskett and Death Descends on Saturn Villa.