Lovejoy buys a nineteenth-century dresser for a song, after getting advice from a Caribbean specialist.
Meanwhile, Charlotte has mixed feelings about being left holding someone else's baby.
Lovejoy takes Charlotte to an Antiques Fair at Cambridge, where the elderly Doncaster sisters, who have financial problems, invite him to value their belongings. Lovejoy finds what seems to be a very rare bible, but the sisters' brother, a Cambridge don, opposes its sale. Lovejoy then discovers the bible is a fake and suspects mischief.
Meanwhile, Beth's father wants her to leave Lovejoy Antiques for something better.
The body of a teenage girl is found and the investigation leads Jane into a community who distrust the police. Jane has recently had an affair with DS Bob Oswalde and he is assigned to the case. A suspect confesses, but Jane and Bob have doubts.moreless