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To celebrate his 25th year of writing award-winning horror stories, Christopher Fowler has created a unique double volume featuring 25 new tales of unease.
Volume 1 contains London stories, where deceptively ordinary events like an evening in a pub or a night on the town have terrifying consequences. Here you’ll find hauntings, revenges, murders, monstrosities, redemptions, and the dark hands of the urban night reaching out to seize the unwary.
Volume 2 contains world stories, where innocent travellers are beset with accidents, tragedies, murders, nightmares and epiphanies as they wander far from home. And to top it all off, there are two short stories featuring disreputable detectives Bryant & May.
A geologist trapped in a town without water is lured into a desperate escape plan. A boy plans a murder in an eerie funfair. A cop witnesses an inexplicable plague of madness. A teenager learns a deadly trick with his mobile phone. A woman unlocks a childhood secret with the aid of old comic books. A secret museum opens only at night.
Old Devil Moon is Christopher Fowler’s tenth collection of uniquely disturbing short stories, and contains the blackest humour and the darkest fears, set in worlds we walk through each day but rarely see.
Welcome to Christopher Fowler’s ninth collection of stories of urban dread, designed to fill your waking dreams with dark fears and even darker laughter.
A journalist spends a nerve-wracking weekend in the company of Nazis. A tropical holiday takes a nasty turn thanks to a troupe of monkeys, and a waitress challenges a sinister customer in a night restaurant. A tailor plots to escape his execution, London is overrun with rats, serial killers fall in love, and revenge backfires on the unfaithful. As our lives and deaths grow ever stranger, housewives, students, and executives all find themselves in situations that become increasingly disturbing.
Fowler’s powerful narratives are subtly affecting and will make you think twice about the way you look at the world around you.
A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues to the killer’s identity, May finds his old friend’s notes of their very first case and becomes convinced that the past has returned…with a killing vengeance.
It begins when a dancer in a risque new production of Orpheus in Hell is found without her feet. Suddenly, the young detectives are plunged in a bizarre gothic mystery that will push them to their limits—and beyond. For in a city shaken by war, a faceless killer is stalking London’s theaters, creating his own kind of sinister drama. And it will take Arthur Bryant’s unorthodox techniques and John May’s dogged police work to catch a criminal whose ability to escape detection seems almost supernatural—a…[more]