When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night? all evidence points to his son? Stephen. About to be disinherited from the family fortune? Stephen returns home after a long estrangement, and it happens to be the night his father is shot to death. When his fingerprints are found on the murder weapon? Stephen's guilt seems undeniable. But there were five other people in the house at the time. Everyone has a motive? and no one is telling the truth.