Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
But when Mort is left in charge for an evening he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk.
Along the way, Mort encounters not only Death's adopted daugther, Ysabell -who has been 16 for 35 years - and his mysterious manservant, Albert - whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces - but also an incompetent wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead, princess. He also, of course, meets Death.
DRESS UP FOR DISCWORLD! ANY CHARACTER, ANY PERFORMANCE, ESPECIALLY SATURDAY EVENING!).