It's May 1480 in the City of London.
After workmen discover a nun's body in a newly-opened tomb, talented artist and bookseller Seb Foxley is persuaded to assist in solving the mystery of her death.
Evil is once more abroad in the crowded, grimy streets of medieval London and even in the grandest of royal mansions, where a member of the Duke of Gloucester's household meets an untimely end. And some wicked rogue is setting fires in the city. No house is safe from the hungry flames.
Will Seb and his loved ones come to grief when a man returns from the dead and Seb has to appear before the Lord Mayor?
Join our hero as he feasts with royalty, struggles to save his business and attempts to unravel this latest medieval murder mystery.