In her Cambridge garden on a balmy summer in 1898, Vanessa Weatherburn is startled by the abrupt arrival of her long-time friend, the journalist Patrick O'Sullivan. Eager to discover the identity of a beautiful young woman found floating in the River Cam, Pat has called on the one woman he knows is sure to be able to solve the mystery.
Over recent years, Vanessa has garnered a reputation for solving crimes, but never before has she faced an unknown victim. Forced to go undercover to continue her research, Vanessa stumbles across an amazing and revolutionary discovery.
©2007 Catherine Shaw; (P)2008 Soundings