Another sequel to the Thadeus Burke adventure stories; continuing the antics of the aristocratic Lloyd’s Insurance Broker and his sister Dr Freddie, together with Inspector Johnny Jackson of Scotland Yard.
It is now 1928.
An apparently motiveless murder at the opening ceremony of the new Lloyd’s Underwriting Room develops into a trek around the country seeking money lenders and drug dealers. We follow the unravelling of this mystery, interwoven with passionate affaires involving most of the prime suspects.
Entwined within this tale there are bodies at Country House Parties, Fancy Dress Balls and a Treasure Hunt, trips to the Derby and Royal Ascot, in addition to the now customary sexual shenanigans.. All part of the great fun in Britain’s last elegant decade, the nineteen-twenties.