In 1935, young reporter Dulcie Moore is a thoroughly modern girl, fighting the prejudices of male colleagues. When Clive Brayne is found dead in a church in her home town of Canterbury, Dulcie is personally involved. Not only was Clive due to marry her close friend Annabel, but Dulcie's brother Teddy is a suspect. Given a routine wedding assignment by her editor, she secretly begins her own investigation into the murder. Detective Sergeant Jack Spencer, young and ambitious, is less than pleased by her interference in his first murder case. And his warnings prove true when Dulcie sets in motion a dangerous train of events . . .