Historian Remy Lane ditches a dreary museum curator role to launch a novel career on boisterous movie sets. She's designing era-specific stages for period piece films. The work is intriguing but impermanent by nature, sprung within an artificial industry. Needing an enriching connection to the past, Remy travels abroad.
She explores the historical ruins scattered across England, captivated by their timeworn beauty. The expat is cradled by resplendent pastures and the Irish Sea when she settles in a remote coastal village. It is just her penchant for finding corpses that is worrisome.
Remy discovers that crime swirls around the illegal trade of historical relics. Theft from archeological digs, museum pilferings, religious site robberies, and smuggling rings bring precious cultural artifacts to collectors far from their origins. With a keen eye for historical details, Remy Lane strives to unravel such heritage crimes alongside DI Wm. Tremaine when murder accompanies antiquities in the black market trade on the shores of northern England.