Detective Chief Inspector Bland was on sick leave and today he was attending a funeral in the drizzling rain, together with his wife Jean, his sergeant Darren Boyd and sergeant's girlfriend Amanda. Listening to the vicar drone on he noticed someone watching them discretely from a distance. It was Lady Isabella Trent, the owner of Redbridge Hall. She followed them back to the house and asked Bland to investigate a ghost at the hall. He said that he did not believe in ghosts and declined, but the others persueded him to spend just a couple of days there as he was suffering from boredom, from being confined to the house, after all what harm could it do? The first morning a member of staff was found murdered in the woods, followed by two more deaths, a shooting and a kidnapping, but this was only the start of the mayhem. Bland and Boyd realised it was not the ghost that they need be afraid of, but someone very much alive and ruthless, and so their next case began...........and it all started with a funeral.