Fancy Jones, bestselling crime writer, discovers that someone is trying to kill her. When she is invited to lecture at a writers' conference in the Derbyshire Dales, she leaps at the chance to leave London and hopefully escape the threat of her assassin. Events turn sour when a body is found floating in a lake at the conference venue, and bizarre things start happening to Fancy. Suspicion falls on the other delegates but has her stalker followed her? During a horrifying kidnap, Fancy faces dying alone in a disused lead mine, unless the truth can be discovered in time...