Detective Briony Williams is a rookie appointed to an all-male team investigating a bizarre murder at the Anatomy School of Gresham College in Bloomsbury. The team investigates a killer obsessed with following in the bloody footprint of Jack the Ripper. A practiced anatomist with a theatrical streak, he arranges his victims' bodies in cruel parodies of famous satirical engravings by Hogarth, in particular The Reward of Cruelty.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Goodall studied at London and Oxford Universities. She currently lectures in drama at the School of Community Arts, University of Western Sydney.