Lucy joins her uncle Charles working at his London book shop, but discovers he has a secret profession as a private investigator. Chris Thompson’s mysteries star Martin Jarvis.

  1. The Crompton Canvas

A violent burglary leads Victorian detective Charles Craddock to a sinister rendezvous.

Lucy Greenwood travels from Lancashire to London to work with her Uncle Charles at his London book shop – but soon discovers he has another profession as a private investigator.

  1. The Play’s the Thing

1899: Victorian bookseller-cum-detective Charles Craddock and his niece, Lucy, investigate some mysterious backstage dramas at a London theatre.

  1. My Dear Isabelle

Spring, 1900: The reappearance of a woman from his past, persuades Charles to help find her kidnapped husband in France.

But his niece Lucy realises there are some hidden perils…

Martin Jarvis stars as Charles Craddock in Chris Thompson’s mystery series.