As London's only female detective, Eliza is struggling to get work. Desperate for money, she takes a seemingly impossible case; proving the innocence of a man found at a hug scene with a bloodied knife in his hand who has pleaded guilty.
Eliza is hired by the man's wife to save him from the hangman's noose but, along the way, Eliza clashes with Duke who is inundated with other crimes.
Relying on his instincts as a veteran copper, he sees this as an open and shut case, so why rock the boat when there are more deserving investigations to pursue?
With her father's business on the line, can Miss Scarlet unravel this perplexing mystery and win the Duke's respect along the way?
When Eliza's father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way. Luckily, she has an ace up her bonnet - her father's business - a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she's never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man's world, she needs a partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard, who is also known as 'The Duke;' drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship that will crackle and smoulder with sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880's London.
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