Murder is a dish best served in a foreboding Victorian castle!
Tellehandra McMurry is a cheeky young woman with a severe governess. When her father dies, she is sent to live with her Uncle Reginald in a far off corner of County Cork. Deeply in debt, Uncle Reginald has found an interesting way to erase his gambling problems --by murdering his debtors. When his young niece Tellehandra arrives, he finds a more enterprising way to seek his fortune. If he can press his niece into marrying his son, then the family fortune will roll down to him. And if can’t press her into marriage, then there is always another way to obtain what he seeks.
But Tellehandra won’t give in so easily, she’s made of different stuff. Years earlier, Tellehandra’s mother was sent away from the family home, and Tellehandra is beginning to understand why – because her mother was a witch. Perhaps being a child of a enchantress is fortuitous, because Tellehandra will need all her wits and talents about her if she is going to escape Castle Reddrick alive.