The year is 1585 in Tudor England and someone has stolen the duchess's necklace. It's up to the reader of this inventive book to find it and unmask the thief. Readers will play the role of detective while interrogating various people living and working in a nobleman's house. A kitchen maid, archer, musician, actor, and soldier all provide clues as well as absorbing information about what life was like back then. Illustrations and photographs also aid in a visual understanding of this time in history.