‘It was amazing, really, what murder had done for my marriage.’
Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with reformed playboy husband Milo after an unexpected reconciliation. She hopes a quiet stay at their London flat will help mend their difficult relationship. However, she soon finds herself drawn into an investigation when Serena Barrington asks her to look into the disappearance of valuable jewellery snatched at a dinner party.
Unable to say no to an old family friend, Amory agrees to help lay a trap to catch the culprit at a lavish masked ball hosted by the notorious Viscount Dunmore. But when one of the illustrious party guests is murdered, Amory is pulled into the world of detection, enlisted by her ally Detective Inspector Jones. As she works through the suspect list, she struggles to fend off the advances of the very persistent Viscount even as rumours swirl about Milo and a French film star.
Amory and Milo must work together to solve a mystery where nothing is as it seems, set in the heart of 1930s society London.