"Carey and Dodd are...the best detective pairing since Holmes and Watson."
-Sharon Kay Penman
"I am enslaved by the charms of Sergeant Dodd and by Patricia Finney's 3-D world of Elizabethan mayhem, murder, and hair-raising politics." -Diana Gabaldon
It's September 1592, and Sergeant Dodd is in London with Sir Robert Carey. Carey needs to get back to Carlisle, but his father, Henry, Lord Hunsdon, wants him stay to investigate the corpse washed up from the Thames on Her Majesty's privy steps. Meanwhile, Dodd has decided to seek revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen's Vice Chamberlain. But none of the London lawyers will take the brief against such a dangerous courtier. Then a mysterious young lawyer with a pock-marked face eagerly offers to help....
Patricia Finney's 15 novels include the Robert Carey series set in Elizabethan England.