I hadn’t never thought much of making a living as a private detective, mostly because it sounded too much like the law to me, finding out people who were up to no good and turning them in like so. But when I turned to a little detecting myself, I found that it was not all that different from burglary.
I was thinking about just that while I crouched under Mrs. Marianne Somerville’s bed with Jaidev, who was twitching with the desire to burst out and rush to the door. He looked more than a wee bit ashamed of himself. It wasn’t the first time I’d had to hide under a lady’s bed, so I wasn’t all that bothered myself, although when Mrs. Somerville’s clothes had started to drop to the ground as she changed for bed, I had to admit that was new and embarrassing.
Tom decides to get to the bottom of what happened to Lucien's ring, with Jaidev's reluctant help. But he just might be following all the wrong leads.