Young Flavia befriends a gypsy whose tent burned down. It's not long
until the gypsy is injured by an intruder to her caravan. She would have
died had Flavia not arrived unexpectedly. Then a local man turns up
dead. Flavia finds herself suddenly interested in a religious sect in
the area. She puzzles through many clues as well as plenty of red
herrings to find the truth. Of course, the Inspector on the case is a
bit upset that she keeps contaminating his crime scenes. Flavia's
character continues to delight in this installment of the series.