Series following the work of probate researchers. In Margate, Heir Hunters are led to a large family of wheeler-dealers - fruiterers and greengrocers - scattered as far as Canada.
The Heir Hunters are up against stiff competition on a case just posted on the Bona Vacantia list. With travelling researchers dispatched to find out what they can from neighbours in the deceased's home village in rural Wales, the office team uncover the courageous exploits of a family member in the deserts of Egypt at the turn of the century and the mysterious double death of the deceased's parents, on the same day, in the run-up to Christmas four decades previously.
In Margate in Kent, the shocking death of a local judo enthusiast leads the Heir Hunters to a large family of wheeler-dealers - fruiterers and greengrocers - scattered as far as Canada. As research unfolds, the team discovers that one wheeler-dealer uncle surpassed all the rest, reaching dizzying heights in the fast-moving London gambling scene. Back in Margate, the heir and his son go to find out more about their benefactor from his lifelong judo friends.