The new drawing mistress feels inquisitive eyes upon her as she arrives to take up her post at the House of Roxburgh. Despite the cavalcade of respectable guests at the house, quickwitted ex-street urchin Molly begins to suspect that darker secrets lurk in the gardens. Meanwhile, in London's East End, a body tumbles from a ship. Sergeant Lawless unearths connections between a newly arrived aristocrat, an unfortunate fire, and a mysterious vanishment.
William Sutton comes from Dunblane, Scotland. He has written for The Times and the Fortean Times, acted in the longest play in the world, and played cricket for Brazil. He writes for international magazines about language, music and futurology. His plays have been produced on radio and in London fringe theatres. He has performed at events from the Edinburgh Festival to High Down Prison, often wielding a ukulele.