Pretty Ellen Morton knew that her life was in danger at Mortondale. One young woman had already been found in the garden, her throat slit. Was it the gruesome work of the ghost, as the old housekeeper believed--the ghost of a young doctor, spurned in love, who had followed the house when it was transplanted from England? Or was there a murderer in the household?
Someone had chased her that night in the garden, right into the arms of Matthew Morton, heir apparent to the Morton fortune. And when her beautiful and haughty cousin Lucy became the second victim, Ellen felt a strange presence stalking her, marking her as victim number three!