A Laetitia Rodd Mystery
In 1851, private detective Laetitia Rodd is enjoying a well-earned holiday when she gets an urgent request for her services. Mrs. Rodd's neighbor Jacob Welland is a rich gentleman dying of consumption, and he wants Mrs. Rodd to find his brother, who has been missing for years. Joshua Welland was last seen ten years before - when Joshua claimed to be learning great secrets from the gypsies that would one day astound the whole world. Mrs. Rodd travels to Oxford and begins the search. But she discovers something dark - and extremely dangerous - lurking in the beautiful English countryside.