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  • Published: 28 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540095
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Sharper Knives

Short Stories

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Now published in ebook format for the first time, a collection of classic short, dark – sometimes darkly funny – tales of urban unease from the acclaimed author of Roofworld, Spanky and the Bryant & May mysteries.

Take a trip to the cutting edge of terror and discover:

- Why an obsession with sixties British comedy stars can make you a murderer ...

- The mother who dreads the sound of hymns - with good reason.

- How schooldays can be the weirdest days of your life.

- A couple who regularly visit the supermarket from Hell...

- And why people who collect table-mats are dangerous - only when they're dead...

  • Pub date: 28 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540095
  • 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.

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Praise for Sharper Knives

“An Alan Bennett-like enjoyment of domestic trivia in Fowler's work... provides a foil for the horror and an unexpected seam of humour.”

Time Out

“A unique voice”

The Dark Side

“[Christopher Fowler is] a great guide to the dark side.”

Time Out

“One of the hippest and sharpest horror writers around.”


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