Chen Boyu was a DIY magistrate—do it yourself. To open his first murder investigation, he had to dig up the body himself. To find out how the victim died, he had to conduct an autopsy by himself. To catch a murder suspect, he had to climb over the walls of a widow and eavesdrop, shamelessly. Armed with some amateur-level kungfu and the teachings of Confucius, Chen Boyu took over the job as the magistrate of Taihe County. Leading a ragbag team consisting of a part-time coroner who spent more time in the casino than the morgue, two maidservants who blushed whenever they saw him, a steward who disapproved of everything he did, half a dozen constables who had their own agendas, Chen Boyu had to solve the mysterious death of a villager. Who was murdered by a god. Or at least that was what everybody kept telling him. One death soon turned to two, then three . . . Before his first week was over, a lot more people would die. Including, possibly, himself.