Translated from the back of the book:
"'Elementary.' - Sherlock Holmes
1887 the great detective appeared, moved into a London flat and solved the most tricky cases. Almost 100 years later the Private Eye RPG let roleplayers follow in his footsteps. In this 4th edition you will again go chasing nobblers and murderers, thieves, burglars and other smaller and bigger crooks in the city at the river Thames. It is the last third of the 19th century, the time of Queen Victoria, with London as the centre of the British Empire.
Be your own detective as a lawyer, journalist, elder lady or other contemporary! Easily understandable and simple rules enable gameplay that is focused on the roleplaying, telling stories and player interaction.
The comprehensive source material contains the information necessary for playing in a bygone epoch that comes alive with descriptions of important buildings and the everyday life of fashion, entertainment or public transportation. The historical techniques and criminalistic options at your disposal for investigating crime scenes and victims are described in intricate detail. But also the culprits and the representatives of law and order aren't neglected.
After this insight into victorian England the introductory adventure by Martin Lindner invites you to take your first steps of 1884 London: lies and deception upset the happy family of The King's Head pub. The first case for your starting detectives!"