There are fifteen stories in this compelling collection, including: Poltergeist. When Appleby's wife tells him that her aunt is experiencing trouble with a Poltergeist, he is amused but dismissive, until he discovers that several priceless artefacts have been smashed as a result. In A Question of Confidence Bobby Appleby's friend, Brian Button, is caught up in a scandalous murder in Oxford. Bobby's famous detective father is their first port of call. In The Ascham an abandoned car on a narrow lane intrigues Appleby and his wife, but even more intriguing is the medieval castle they stumble upon.