"Fans of light historical mysteries are sure to be amused." PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY Anastasia Ashby de la Zouch, Baroness Penge, Countess of Clapham and former mistress to Charles ll, has fallen on hard times. Forced to turn to journalism, the Countess and her maidservant, Alpiew, gather salacious tit-bits for a scandal sheet. But they encounter more than they had bargained for when a mysterious woman hires them to follow her husband, Beau, whom she suspects of adultery. Their pursuit leads them to playhouses and lecture halls, only to end abruptly in a Covent Garden churchyard. The pair find themselves implicated in murder and to establish the identity of the real killer they must penetrate the mysteries of alchemy. UNNATURAL FIRE is a wonderfully funny, audacious romp with a vivid cast of characters.