In Nightlight, as two men recount their life stories to a young woman, the boundary between truth and falsehood becomes increasingly blurred. The Lecture explores the reputation of a great thinker, with harrowing results. Gentlemen of the Old School reunites three old friends in a sinister comedy of misunderstanding, dark family secrets and revenge. In The Armoire, a dimwitted inspector becomes caught in a web of conspiracy. The volume concludes with the powerful and disturbing Ad?le Pierre, in which a medium is confronted with a past which may, or may not, be her own.