Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackery are plunged into the world of Victorian music halls. Spangles, tights, footlights, and frolics meet the cynical Cribb as he investigates a series of bizarre and embarrassing accidents to different performers. Can he and his hirsuite constable discover who's responsible before a fatality? The sword-swallower, the trapeze artistes, the strongman, the singer ... all from different music halls - what is the connection? They meet the irritating private investigator Major Chick, the charitable patroness Mrs. Body, the music-hall manager Plunkett and a full bill of the odd, ribald, talented and bad acts. But Cribb and Thackery must get to the bottom of the case ... even if burly Thackery must wear white silk stockings!
This report prepared by Alan J. Bishop