> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 12 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473540149
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400


Short Stories

Formats & editions

A further collection of dark and disturbing short stories.

Strange things don't only happen when you are asleep. They happen in daylight, in crowded cities, even in the countryside. Things that seem innocent one minute are demonized the next, and here are seventeen stories to prove it.

A journalist spends a nerve-wracking weekend in the company of Hitler and his Nazi supremos. A tropical holiday takes a nasty turn thanks to a troupe of monkeys; and a waitress challenges a sinister customer in an all-night diner. 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 make you think twice about the way you look at the world around you.

  • Pub date: 12 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473540149
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler is the author of more than forty novels (sixteen of which feature the detectives Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit) and many short story collections. A multiple award-winner, including the coveted CWA ‘Dagger in the Library’, Chris has also written screenplays, video games, graphic novels, audio plays and two acclaimed memoirs, Paperboy and Film Freak. His most recent non-fiction book is The Book of Forgotten Authors. Chris divides his time between London's King’s Cross and Barcelona. You can find out more by visiting his website and following him on Twitter.

Also by Christopher Fowler

See all

Praise for Demonized

“Thrillingly taut, perverse and nasty imaginings.”

Independent on Sunday

“Fowler's strength lies in the way he unveils the darker side of the ordinary: DEMONIZED is scary precisely because it's so familiar.”


Related titles