In the years before the Great War, M.R. James told ghost stories by candlelight to a handful of friends and scholars. Now, twenty-five years later, those men are being killed off one by one. Josephine Tey is in Cambridge, a town gripped by fear as a serial rapist stalks the streets, and Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces some of the most horrific murders of his career. Archie and Josephine must race to stop another attack in this beautifully written, intricately plotted mystery.