When a guillotine act at a magic show kills a magician's assistant, Miss Fisher is called in to solve the case. Meanwhile, her ne'er-do-well father arrives from England and interferes with the relationship between her and Jack Robinson.
The Mighty Mackenzie and his Cavalcade of Mysteries returns to town after a ten-year absence, alongside Phryne's ne'er-do-well father as their penniless and elusive investor. The grizzly public death of a girl in a tampered guillotine act calls Phryne to the scene. It's murder, and Phryne will join the troop for its infamous water tank act to float the killer to the surface.Written by