He braced his shoulders against the back of James Geddy’s swivel chair and stretched out his arms luxuriously. It was the same chair that he was found in the next morning, though now pinned in a stiff, ungainly pose of violent death …

The setting is a barristers’ chambers in Temple, London. And the barristers, their clerks, their pupils and their instructing solicitors all form part of the cast of suspects for a very bloody murder …