Set in Tunisia and France in 1935, Dido's Crown is a taut adventure influenced by Indiana Jones, The Thin Man, and John le Carre.
Mary Wilson MacPherson has always been adept at putting the past behind her: her father's death, her sister's disappearance, and her complicated relationships with childhood friends Tom and Will.
But that changes when, traveling to North Africa on business for her husband, Mary meets a handsome and mysterious French-Tunisian businessman who holds a package her husband has purchased - a package which has drawn the interest not only of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, but the Nazis as well.
When Tom and Will arrive in North Africa, Mary finds herself on a race across Tunisia, to southern France, and across the Mediterranean, in search of the package. Mary has become embroiled in a mystery that could threaten not only Britain's security in the dangerous political landscape of 1935, but her beliefs about her past and the security of her own future.