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  • Published: 28 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540088
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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The Bureau of Lost Souls

Short Stories


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A classic collection of dark tales of urban unease from the genius pen of Christopher Fowler - now available once more in digital format, and with an introduction by Joanne Harris.

A collection of twelve darkly disturbing, twisted stories from the author of Roofworld, Spanky and the acclaimed Bryant and May novels. But don't expect to read about vampires, werewolves, or ghouls or ghosts, or dolls coming to life or brain-eating zombies. And as for lake-dwelling demons, malevolent spirits, misogynistic slashers or children locked in attics, you can forget them...
Instead, here you have twelve stories of desperate people in seemingly ordinary situations - workers in offices, friends in pubs, husbands and wives in apartments and houses. All of them the most unlikely - and therefore the most likely - to find themselves trapped within their own personal, private, unimaginable, nerve-fracturing, bizarre and yes, deadly visions of Hell...

  • Pub date: 28 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540088
  • 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 The Bureau of Lost Souls

“Clever horror stories where the go-getters get their comeuppance.”

Sunday Times


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