The action opens with a murder in 'Jack The Ripper' territory. But this time it's someone dressed up as a character from a Picasso painting who's plunging a knife into the victim, a wealthy City trader.
You can see me reading the opening paragraph here. I think the short video is funny but it's maybe scary too, so it's not for the easily frightened.
In order to help solve this high-profile murder, two new recruits are brought into Chief Inspector Jedstone's team. One is Karin Bridlington, a feisty cop from the tough side of town. The other is Charlie Daventry, a brilliant 'oddball with more brain cells than he can manage'.
It's not long before sparks are flying between the two of them, and another victim is dying in an even more bizarre way than the first one ...
A BBC reporter, Amy Lowe is receiving mystery clues that link both murders to famous paintings. But are the police dealing with a random serial killer or someone hell-bent on revenge, and is the murderer working alone?