Join twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles for her first outing as an amateur sleuth. Emily is invited a party in a large house in London, hosted by a mysterious troupe of circus performers. She accepts, despite her misgivings, because her dog has died and she needs cheering up. But when she witnesses a murder in the midst of the surreal entertainment, no one will believe what she has seen. Is Emily befuddled with grief at the loss of her pet? Or has something wicked happened in plain sight? Emily teams up with her neighbors to investigate.