Set within the comic-fantasy genre, In the Dead of Night is an exciting blend of humour, drama and page turning storytelling.
The story is told from the perspective of primary school teacher Greg Gormley. The action unfolds within the setting of the St. Terry’s Primary School situated in the charming old rural village of Little Rustington and begins as Greg prepares for his first day in his new job.
St. Terry’s Primary School is very different to any other in that the traditional school day has been flipped upon its head. The wily old headmaster (Elijah Stoat) is a 104 year old vampire, and as a direct result of his rather specialist daylight diverting requirements, school working hours begin at 8:30pm.
The basis of the story consists of the tale of the kidnap of children within the school during which all manner of fantasy based themes are incorporated including ancient vampiric bloodlines, magic, warlocks, and the like.
Greg finds himself embroiled within the mystery all very accidentally, and both he and Elijah face a desperate and dramatic struggle to rescue the missing before it’s too late.