The day begins with newspaper criers calling out a bizarre headline: “Man Dies 3 Times in One Night”.
After perusing the papers more thoroughly, Flora Post discovers an article of more direct personal importance:
Ms. Post travels to the home of Professor Julius Arthur Smith, arriving to see the police still surveying the burnt property. A postman appears to deliver a package, which Ms. Post intercepts and signs for. It contains a journal, which is to be looked through at a later date.
Alaistair Swanson, a detective with the Met, volunteers to work the Makrat case.