1890. In the Worcestershire county market town of Pershore, at the Talbots' Lodging House, a recently arrived guest dies in mysterious circumstances. Detective Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft and his colleague Constable Tom Crabb are called in to investigate. However, as the two policemen start their enquiries, they are faced with their most difficult case to date. As events unfold, Ravenscroft and Crabb uncover many secrets and an old case from Ravenscroft's past threatens to cast long shadows over the present. The Pershore Poisoners is the sixth title in the highly entertaining Victorian Inspector Ravenscroft series.