Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business.
Among the more unlikely clients is Julia's very proper brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy about his case. Not wanting to be left out of anything concerning her beloved if eccentric family, spirited Julia soon picks up the trail of the investigation.
It leads to the exclusive Ghost Club, where the alluring Madame Seraphine holds evening séances. From this eerie enclave unfolds a lurid tangle of dark deeds, whose tendrils crush reputations and throttle trust.
Shocked to find their investigation spun into salacious newspaper headlines, and bristling at the tension it causes between them, the Brisbanes find they must unite or fall. For Bellmont's sake and more they'll face myriad dangers born of dark secrets. The kind of secrets men will kill to keep…