Chen Boyu was a DIY magistrateâ€”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.