Crime-scene photographers Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene they‚Äôve ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been found hanged. His murder becomes a sensation because he was England‚Äôs top hangman. Sir Gerald, owner of the Daily World, announces that they‚Äîmeaning Sarah and her friends‚Äîwill investigate and solve Warbrick‚Äôs murder before the police do. She and her friends discover a connection between Warbrick‚Äôs murder and the most notorious criminal he ever executed: Amelia Carlisle. Something happened at Amelia‚Äôs execution. The Official Secrets Act forbids the seven witnesses present to divulge any information about it. But Harry had a bad habit of leaking tips to the press. What is the secret, and who hanged the hangman?