"Freddie Valentine is a mystery, wrapped in enigma, coated in a purple paisley veneer.
A record producer, a nightclub crooner, the onetime manager of the heavy metal band: Satan's Claw, the bastard son of an eccentric aristocrat, a dabbler in the dark arts, some or none of this might have been true.
It was the year 2013 but the man dressed in a purple safari suit, stack heeled boots, and his hair was a matted bird's nest of the Jimi Hendrix Experience variety. He spoke like an East End barrow boy, read trashy women's magazines and kept a budgie called Grayson."
Detective Chetwyn has a problem. He believes his chief superintendent might be vampire. He believes that Valentine might be one as well, and that he's going to be bumped off by Valentine's Polish hard-man Oneski.