Behind the shutters of a Victorian family's home lies a lethal potion of lust, corruption and greed.
At first glance, the two toymaking families who share a spacious villa in the leafy London suburb of Blackheath ap...展开pear to be the era's picture-perfect examples. But looks can be murderously deceiving.
The Collards and Vandervents are not alone in their house-they are also living with wicked secrets. Thrown together for the sake of the family business, they each harbor dangerous emotions-and equally dangerous habits. Led by the frosty hand of a diabolic matriarch, the extended family also includes a selfish, debauched son; a bitter spinster; an adulterous wife; and a sharp young man who suspects his father's sudden death wasn't caused by the hand of God, but by poison.
A police investigation reveals unseemly secrets and an illicit affair that leads to a shocking-and riveting-conclusion. The Blackheath Poisonings, based on the best-selling mystery novel by Julian Symons, and adapted by Simon Raven (Edward and Mrs. Simpson), boldly and brilliantly redefines the Victorian era.