Old Devil Moon
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.
Twenty two tales of unease, from a bizarre museum guidebook to witchcraft, gruesome horrors in the backstreets of Marrakesh, a Sherlock Holmes story and one of my personal favourites, the award-winning ‘Cupped Hands’ – the tale of a man who must rob a town of its water to escape his past.