August 1895. When the Museum Detectives are asked to investigate a vandalised dinosaur skeleton at the Natural History Museum, there is evidence that the fossil-hunting mania of the notorious Bone Wars in America may have reached British shores. But for Daniel Wilson, famed for his involvement in the Jack the Ripper case, and renowned archaeologist Abigail Fenton, events soon take a sinister turn .
A museum attendant is found dead by the famous theatre manager Bram Stoker, who may be more involved than he is willing to admit. Facing pressure from both an overseas business and a local celebrity, Wilson and Fenton must rely on their talents and instincts to solve their most intriguing case yet.