Veronica Speedwell is home to nurse her dying aunt. Her world starts to fall apart when she dies, Veronica has plans for her future that she has to put on hold to survive. Into her life comes an enigmatic German baron who knows something about her past. He passes her to his friend Stoker for her safety and then he dies, now Stoker and Veronica are suspects and to clear their names they have to investigate.
Veronica is a lot of fun, interesting and no-nonsense, like several of her countrywomen of the period.