Priscilla Denver should be comfortably situated in the house her aunt sold her, but it turns out that her aunt was a trifle dishonest about what she was selling. Then there's the rattling hearth to distress Miss Denver and her companion, Miss Slack. And the darkly handsome Duke of Clavering is suspiciously persistent in wanting Prissie to sell him the house. Hmm. Something is definitely afoot, and Priscilla is just the person to tackle the problem.