The ghost of the copper maid haunted Wychwood House. The whole village knew it. And when the beautiful Jardine sisters decided to spend a year in the ancient cottage, the whole village knew trouble was bound to come. Trouble came. With the power of pagan rites, with the menace of black magic, with the malevolence of rumor fed by greed and the cruel necessity of history to resolve old crimes. Before the year was over the secret of Wychford House would be uncovered, and the witch's brew of love and hate, past and present, would boil over into madness and murder.