Itâ€™s 1666 and the Great Fire has just decimated an already
plague-ridden London. Ladyâ€™s maid Lucy Campion, along with
pretty much everyone else left standing, is doing her part
to help the city clean up and recover. But their efforts
come to a standstill when a couple of local boys stumble
across a dead body that should have been burned up in the
fire but miraculously remained intactâ€”the body of a man who
died not from the plague or the fire, but from the knife
plunged into his chest.
Searching for a purpose now that thereâ€™s no lady in the
magistrateâ€™s household for her to wait on, Lucy has
apprenticed herself to a printmaker. But she can't help but
use her free time to help the local constable, and she
quickly finds herself embroiled in the murder investigation.
It will take all of her wits and charm, not to mention a
strong stomach and a will of steel, if Lucy hopes to make it
through alive herself.