""...‘Come the Fear’ is a marvellous stepping-on platform for this fresh series. " "
Set in Leeds, 1733, this is a story about Richard Nottingham, Constable of the city, and his investigation into the death of a young woman found in the ashes of a burnt-out house. Nottingham, an honest and conscientious man, works hard to discover who the girl is and who is responsible for her death. As the story goes on the plight of the poor girl emerges as she has had an unhappy life, taken advantage of by many.
Nottingham keeps a close eye on the happenings in the city he loves, and he is disturbed when new characters enter into the underclass with their own interests at heart. The equilibrium of the city is being disturbed. Nottingham's essential humanity feeds all his decisions, both in work and in his close family relationships.