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AN URBAN PENTAGRAM

One city, five stories. A city trader struggles to adapt to a life of undeath; a trainee accountant finds himself in a ghostly underworld after missing the last train home; an aspiring violinist sells his soul to further his career; a retired hitman is coerced into one last job by the Devil himself; and an ambitious academic stumbles on a long-forgotten spell during his research into an ancient Egyptian cult.

This collection of wryly humorous horror stories, all set in London, says as much about the daily challenges and pitfalls of the real world as it does about the dangers of the supernatural. The human characters are as recognisable as the mythical entities they encounter, and this distinctive anthology of short stories combines the comic and the gruesome to dramatic effect.