The year 1829, a young clerk of the Third Department of the Imperial Chancellery, an emerging writer Nikolai Gogol gets acquainted with the brilliant Saint-Petersburg detective Yakov Guro, and together they set forth to the small Ukrainian village of Dikanka. Here they are to investigate what would now be called serial murders. A mysterious maniac murders young girls, leaving horrible signs written with blood. Surely, the investigation genius Yakov Guro chose Nikolai for his companion for a reason, Gogol turned out to have mystical fits that seemed allowing him to contact the creatures of the otherworld. To defeat evil, Gogol must find out who he actually is, and what are the origins of his dark gift. The show is based on both the biography of the so-called Russian Edgar Allan Poe, central gothic-style writer of the XIX century, Nikolai Gogol, and his enigmatic stories.