After a bungled heist job, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam find out that while crime doesn’t pay, a change of career might do the trick.

The pair move from break-ins to bake-offs and find the secret to their success.

An extraordinary mystery in Larkin Mills is beginning to take shape. First we meet the apparently healthy Albert Dance, although he’s always been called a sickly child, and he’s been booked into Larkin Mills’ Hospital for Specially Ill Children. Then there’s his neighbour Ivor, who observes strange goings-on, and begins his own investigations into why his uncle disappeared all those years ago.