Winki Witherspoon only discovered who her husband really was after he died—the house champion of Witherspoon Mansion, a New Orleans home he had hidden from her. With this inheritance came his talents, magical abilities she also never knew existed, and all his dangerous responsibilities.
The new domestic staff—her butler Jeeves, her maid Mrs. Black, her cook Mrs. White, and her mad-scientists, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson—prepare her for the annual Tournament, a brutal conflict where house champions vie to control the flow of good or evil energy into the mortal plane. Winki soon suspects one of them is a traitor, maybe even her husband's killer.
From beyond the grave Will guides her introduction to this new world, warning her about the temptations of evil. With the help of her silent Healer and her cockroach Familiar, Winki must master her newfound talent to defend her new home, expose Will's traitor, and protect the world before she is killed … or turns evil herself.