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The Velvet Room is a high-priced escort service and brothel, owned by Bianca St. Claire,[1] It first appears in Storm Front.


The business is run out of an old mansion at an expensive lakefront location, with an iron-fenced gate and security guards, which, according to rumor, had been built for a mistress of Al Capone.[Footnote 1][1] It offers the services of numerous beautiful, charming, and witty women catering to the richest men in the area for hundreds of dollars an hour.[1]


Jennifer Stanton[1] and Linda Randall were employees of the Velvet Room, going out on assignments together.[2] The Velvet Room burns down in Grave Peril.[3]

In the series[]

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.[1] Dresden talks with Bianca St. Claire and she attacks him causing him to defend himself with a hanky filled with sunshine which melts away her flesh mask revealing the underneath. Bianca kills Rachel and blames him for that until her demise.[2]

Grave Peril[]

In Grave Peril, Harry Dresden and Michael Carpenter attend Bianca St. Claire's ball at the Velved Room.[4]

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.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Storm Front, ch. 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Storm Front, ch. 9
  3. Grave Peril, ch. 30
  4. Grave Peril, ch. 24
  5. White Night, ch. 27–28

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