It was an accepted indisputable fact that Beatrice Maybrick, proprietor and operator of the Maybrick Literary Agency, by chance fell to her dying. Or did she? Esme Timmons thought not, her suspicions fuelled by a letter she obtained from Beatrice following the tragic incident. Faced with this dilemma, Esme takes steps to search out the killer.
Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn commences his investigation into the suspicious dying of entrepreneur, Preston Alexander. With theft dominated out because the motive, Fitzjohn is drawn to Preston’s funding portfolio and the Maybrick Literary Agency.
Finding an antiquated institution the place uncertainty prevails following the demise of its proprietor, Beatrice Maybrick, Fitzjohn asks himself two questions. Why did the excessive flying investor, Preston Alexander, spend money on such a enterprise, and did it result in his dying?