The business is run out of an old mansion at an expensive lakefront location, with an iron-fenced gate and security guards. Rumors have it Al Capone[Footnote 1] had it built for one of his mistresses.
There are several beautiful, charming, and witty women catering to the richest men in the area for hundreds of dollars an hour.
Both Jennifer Stanton (at the time of her death) and Linda Randall (previously) are employees of the Velvet Room. They go out on assignments together. The Velvet Room burns down in Grave Peril.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Storm Front
In Storm Front, Karrin Murphy calls in Harry Dresden on the murder case of Jennifer Stanton. She was found with Tommy Tomm, both of their hearts were exploded out of their chests. Harry goes to talk with Bianca St. Claire and she attacks. Harry defends himself with a hanky filled with sunshine which melts away her flesh mask revealing the underneath. Bianca kills Rachel and blames Harry for that until her demise.
- Main article: Grave Peril
A number of important events happen:
- the meeting between Harry Dresden and Thomas Raith and Justine
- the introduction of the dragon Ferrovax
- a brief appearance of a cloaked figure later identified as Cowl
- the acquisition of gift in a black box by the Leanansidhe
- Harry's acquisition of his own grave site and headstone
- Mavra's attempt to unmake Amoracchius
- the biting and transformation of Susan Rodriguez in a half-vampire
- Harry's destruction of most of the mansion
- Bianca and Duke Paolo Ortega's instigation of the War between the Red Court and the White Council
- the destruction of the remainders of both the mansion and bianca by the ghosts of her victims led by Rachel's.
- Main article: White Night
In White Night, it is acquired by John Marcone, who retools it into a gym and brothel, renaming it Executive Priority Health, and relocating it to the Madison Hotel, the site of Tommy Tomm's murder.
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