An outrageous adventure with the most terrifying villain Brenda's ever faced - her best friend, Effie.
Necks are being bitten all over Whitby, and only Brenda knows why. She's preparing for a packed festive break at her B&B, but Effie just hasn't been the same since her suave gentleman friend Alucard reappeared. Meanwhile, Penny joins a book group in Whitby's new mystery bookstore. As she's drawn into the strange works of Edwardian lady novelist Beatrice Mapp, she makes some surprising discoveries that will impact on all the ladies of Whitby. When unexpected help arrives to illuminate the dangers awaiting them, Brenda realises that unless she finds a way to save Effie, the consequences may be eternal.