Queen Elizabeth is furious at the delays to the production of her new coin - and so Lady Grace and her fellow Maids of Honour escape her bad temper and set off to skate on the frozen Thames. But their outing turns sour when a body is discovered on the banks - a man blindfolded with coins on his eyes. Grace is sure something odd is going on and decides that, as the Queen's Lady Pursuivant, she should be the one to investigate. Along with her friends Ellie the laundrymaid and Masou the acrobat, she delves deep into a dangerous world of counterfeiting and corruption.
Lady Grace Cavendish was a Maid of Honour at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. She became a ward of the court after both her parents were tragically killed in the service of the Queen. This book marks her debut in the world of writing.