Between cases, Emma Slayville remains prepared, keeping up with the latest methods of crime detection. Her major source of research: My Hundred Most Baffling Cases, by Chief Inspector Christopher Croy of the New Scotland Yard. In Murder at the Manor, Emma is faced with more than the capture of an ordinary killer. Now surfaces the age-old problem of the Undead! A busy week for Emma after encountering a corpse who sings and a butler whose skills are severely lacking. This is the first in a series entitled The Lighter Side of Murder.