The framing device is Peter Grant's Detective examination. The four different comic books describing separate events which take place at different times through Peter's eventful career.
The graphic novel was first published in four separate parts, and was later collected into one volume.
- Part 1: Magic Circle
- Part 2: Old Soldiers
- Part 3: Cry Me A River
- Part 4: States of Mind
- Part 1: An investigation of goat cruelty on top of a tower block.
- Part 2: A break-in at Apseley House, leaving (not stealing) an extra Goya behind.
- Part 3: A ghost wants a murder cold-case re-opened. His own.
- Part 4: Peter's first case, on probation, whilst patrolling with Lesley May. A flasher near Covent Garden.
List of returning charactersEdit
- Peter Grant
- Frank Caffrey
- Thomas Nightingale
- Beverley Brook
- Lesley May
- Miriam Stephanopoulis (mentioned)
- Abdul Haqq Walid
- John Philip Purdy
- Francis Neblett
- Pale Lady (mentioned)
- Simone Fitzwilliam (mentioned)
List of characters introduced in this story Edit
- Detective Inspector Chopra
- James Slack
- Jack Doyle
- Judith Hua
- Francis Austin
- Tony Harden
- Patrick Gale
- Andre Lemaitre
- Asif Siddiqi
- Wilhelmina Trimble
- Frank Moody
- Sergeant Lucy Dollard
- Alison (Pearl) Mishkin
- Sheila Pickingham
Tales from... Edit
After the main story, in the first two individual comics, one-page comics are included. The subtitles are:
- Tales from the Borderlands - High and Dry (starring Denzil & Henrietta)
- Tales from Soho - Ghosts (starring Nightingale)
Also in the graphic novel:
- Tales from the Riverbank - Quite a Ketch (starring Guleed & Nightingale)
- Tales from The Folly - Grab Bag (starring Debden, Toby & Nightingale)
Other Extras... Edit
After the main story, in the individual comics, some multiple-page illustrated articles are included. Two of these are also in included in the graphic novel. Their subtitles are: