Peter Grant, a lowly bobby in London’s Metropolitan Police, is guarding a murder scene, as per proper protocol, when he meets a witness. Unfortunately, the witness is dead, on account of him being a ghost, but that doesn’t stop the doggedly determined Peter from taking a statement. This brings Peter to the attention of DI Thomas Nightingale, the Police Force’s only wizard.
Juliana is on the run. As a medical scientist and government employee, her last job pushed the boundaries of ethical, even if it was all done for the greater good. With the inevitable collapse of her department, Juliana made a run for it before she became nothing more than collateral damage in the name of plausible deniability. But now they want her back.
In the upmarket retirement village of Coopers Chase, Joyce was quietly enjoying her shepherds pie when Elizabeth dropped by her table to ask about murder. And so began Joyce’s initiation into the Thursday Murder Club, an exclusive society operating out of the Jigsaw Room, and led by the indomitable Elizabeth, where four septuagenarians discuss murders for fun.