Could you love something so hideous and offensive that it made you ill to look at it? If you travel to a little dive called Violet's Tavern in Pasadena, you are apt to hear that question from Violet herself. But whatever you do, don't give her an answer. And don't tell her your sins. Especially after closing time.
Our murder mystery starts off as Maye's new agent, Sarah McClanahan, discovers her clients with crossbow bolts in their bloody bodies in her new listing. Maye's sexy boyfriend, sheriff's deputy Frank Singleton, has his hands full investigating this crime and others that appear to be piling up.
Imagine a world just like yours with one startling difference: every creature of legend has stepped forward from the shadow and they now exist shoulder to shoulder with humankind! New York City has become a macabre melting pot. Vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls are now the new immigrants and they are chasing the American dream. The Night Things have become part of the system. But many humans feel the creatures are dangerous ticking time bombs.