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.
Seventeen tales of weirdness and suspense. Meet the journalist with Touretteâ€™s syndrome who spends a tense weekend with Hitler, the monkeys who turn a holiday into hell and the waitress who encounters a stalker in her 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.
This collection contains Fowlerâ€™s 100th published short story.