Colin Garrow's new collection of stories hints at the darker side of life: a dead wife comes back from the grave, a sinister agency demands a lot from its workers, an unhappy lover yearns for a way out and a cleaner finds her employers have disappeared...
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Edinburgh, 1827. In their shabby lodging house, William Hare encourages his drinking partner William Burke to think about the future, about an easier way of making a living. When one of Hare’s lodgers dies, the scheming duo plan to take the body to the medical school where corrupt surgeon Dr Knox exchanges cash for cadavers..."D'you ever…
(From: The Cleaner)
She found the note on the occasional table in the hall, partially hidden by the oval paperweight that Oliver always entrusted with messages for his wife.
Mrs Anthrobus looked at it for a moment, then picked it up and turned it over without unfolding it. There were no other markings on the paper except for the single name: Jane, though she could see enough of whatever was scrawled inside to know it was more than the usual I'll see you tonight kind of thing. Anyway, Mrs Anthrobus mused with a click of her tongue, it wasn't her job to pass his damned messages on for him.