In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a summer holiday by the sea with her step-daughter Belinda, Belinda s chum Deva, and Daisy s husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. Daisy is anticipating a relaxing, nondramatic holiday. But Daisy doesn t have that kind of luck. The Fletchers simple picnic is interrupted by the discovery of a broken body at the foot of the cliff that of a local innkeeper and notorious philanderer. Once again, the unflappable Daisy Dalrymple finds herself embroiled in a mystery.