The Plot: In a politically-fractured landscape ruled by tyrannical guilds and unions, even the written word is controlled - if it doesn't have the stamp of the Stationers' Guild on it, it gets thrown in the fire (and those who've read it thrown in prison). As a result, our impetuous, ambitious heroine Mosca Mye steals, borrows, and hordes words in a world where people fear reading. When she helps rescue a silver-tongued rascal named Eponymous Clent from her village's stocks, she follows him to increase her vocabulary and also to have an adventure of her own.
Debonair aristocrat Lord Peter Wimsey, second son of the Duke of Denver, is intrigued when an architect acquaintance of his mother's discovers a naked anonymous corpse in his bathtub. Criminology is an entertaining hobby of Lord Peter's, so with the help of his skills, his detective BFF Mr. Parker, and his loyal manservant Bunter, he strives to identify the dead man, discover how the corpse came to take his unfortunate bath, and whether this has anything to do with the recent disappearance of a wealthy Jewish financier.