The Home Secretary lies dead on his sofa and his wife Desdemona admits to murdering him. But why did she kill him and why would anyone confess to such a crime?
Sir Richard Everall of Scotland Yard wants to cover things up and avoid another embarrassing scandal for the Government. But Desdemona is adamant: she wants everyone to know why she murdered the Illustrious Corpse.
Murder is high places, political marriage, the complications of party loyalty: all come under dramatic scrutiny in this sharp contemporary satire.