When Victoria is called in to investigate the theft of valuable marble statues from a north London cemetery, she soon finds out the lives of the cemetery staff are as tangled as the undergrowth which surrounds them. Vic’s plan is to nail the thieves and stay out of harm’s way, but things don’t work out as she expects. A lot of surveillance work takes place at night-a time when the cemetery becomes dangerous. A maniac is on the loose, but nobody thinks to tell Victoria. Also, one of the management is having perverse liaisons among the gravestones with the security staff, and the rest of the workers are up to no good. What begins as a routine job soon turns into a murder inquiry. A body is found which shouldn’t be in the ground yet. Unfortunately, the police are less than co-operative and when one of the grave diggers is charged with murder, Vic is convinced they’ve got the wrong man. To add to this, her current lover is getting friendly with the manipulative Chloe, the cemetery assistant manageress, and her family problems are escalating. How can Vic find time to see that justice is done and wrap up her own investigation?