The story is centred around Billy who is very suspicious about his neighbour. He calls her the ‘Black Queen’ as she always wears a black cloak and wide brimmed hat – and spends a lot of time lurking around her garden with her cat.
When she asks Billy to look after her cat whilst she’s away he is both scared and curious. He takes a tiny peak into her house where he discovers chess boards everywhere. Why are they there? What game is she playing?