Decidedly uppercrust detective Lynley and his partner Havers endure a marriage made at poilce headquarters. Lynley is suave, sophisticated, and the eighth Earl of Asherton. Havers is rumpled, resentful, and working class - with an inborn dislike of the highborn. Despite their differences, the sleuths evolve into a potent team, employing their cunning, intuition, and street smarts to unravel some of the most heinous - and suspenseful - crimes.
When Claire Spencer begins seeing ghostly images and hearing mysterious voices in her home, her husband Norman suspects it is just her imagination, until the images turn real. Together they uncover the truth.
A hundred years after the mysterious murders of the entire Zhisheng household, a cultural relic restorer Song Teng experiences strange events at the ancient mansion. After discovering baby skeletons and weird spells, the intricate weaving of the past and present begin to emerge and reveals a haunting tale of the wrongly deceased still seeking justice from the living world.
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