"Trespassers will be gutted and hung!" —Slagton's unofficial town motto spray-painted on the old company store.
Normally, not even drunk on a bet would Violet Parker go to Slagton, a creepy ghost town inhabited by those too stubborn—or deranged—to leave.
But a certain bullheaded Deadwood detective has a problem—his informant from Slagton has gone missing. When Violet is shanghaied into taking a hunting trip...
It's Christmas Eve, and Violet Parker has one request on her list for Santa—to make it home to her kids. Unfortunately, "home" is also the lair of her lifelong nemesis, her sister Susan, a.k.a. the devil's concubine.
Standing in Violet's way is Old Man Winter, who slammed the Black Hills with a show-stopping blizzard. However, a little snow isn't going to ground her sleigh, not with family counting on her to deliver Santa's goods.
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."—William Shakespeare
Violet Parker knows better than to play with devils. They always cheat, especially when lives are at stake. Deadwood's charming, troublemaking, and soul-sucking devils are no different, and they're biting at her heels.
But the clock is ticking and Violet has no choice—she must risk her life to save her treasured Aunt Zoe. With any luck, she might be able to...
Meanwhile, back in Deadwood ... the mystery and mayhem continue.
Between the butchered body parts, creepy killers, dogged detectives, ghoulish ghosts, and ever-present television cameras, Violet Parker's purple boots are itching to skedaddle.
But there is no escaping another murder investigation or her new deadly reputation—even if both risk the lives of those she loves most.