Inspector Thomas Pitt is called to a shocking murder scene.
The dead man lies in a battered punt drifting on the
Thames, his arms and legs chained to the sides of the boat.
He is clad in a torn green gown. Flowers bestrew his
battered body. Pitt's determined search for answers leads
him deep into London's bohemia and into studios where
masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the
fascinating new art of photography. And as always, his
pursuit is relentless...