Rowntree's back - more mayhem, more mystery and more muddle.
With the pub shut, Ronald Rowntree is out of a job and at a loose end. His old employer, Adam Gosling, is in prison for a good few years yet to come, and Abby Gosling is sectioned in a mental hospital for the foreseeable future. Somehow, Ronald is still living in his flat above The Jolly Jester, and unbelievably, Miriam Harper is still his girlfriend. But when she has to leave and go to America to promote her new book, Ronald knows he needs to find a job.
When Sitcom appears in the pub, fresh out of jail, and Sam has an idea, the three friends hatch a moneymaking plan that can’t possibly go wrong. For once, it doesn’t. That is until the mysterious Isidore Seerstear darkens the threshold of Ronald’s world and tells him that Miriam is in terrible danger. Ronald meets him at the sinister Murkin Manor where Isidore rips up all the rules of life and death, (and the bit in between).
To save Miriam, Ronald must join forces with William Canker, a man that appears to have lived more than once, and take on a force so dark, that time itself means nothing to it.