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About Iain Grant
Iain Grant is the author of numerous novels and short story collections.
Since 2011, he has co-authored more than twenty books with Heide Goody.
She writes the vowels. He writes the consonants. They sometimes argue over the letter 'y'.
Iain was born and raised in rural Lincolnshire but was forced to leave for educational reasons.
Iain now lives in Birmingham (UK, not Alabama) with his wife and a varying number of offspring and animals. He thinks Birmingham is green and lovely and not the concrete hell-hole people assume it must be.
Find him on Facebook or go to www.pigeonparkpress.com
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It’s the end of the world as we know it, but someone still needs to do the paperwork.
Morag Murray works for the secret government organisation responsible for making sure the apocalypse goes as smoothly and as quietly as possible.
Trouble is, Morag’s got a temper problem and, after angering the wrong alien god, she’s been sent to another city where she won’t cause so much trouble.
But Morag’s got her work cut out for her. She has to deal with a man-eating starfish, solve a supernatural murder and, if she’s got time, prevent her own inevitable death.
If you like The Laundry Files, The Chronicles of St Mary’s or Men in Black, you’ll love the Oddjobs series."If Jodi Taylor wrote a Laundry Files novel set it in Birmingham… A hilarious dose of bleak existential despair. With added tentacles! And bureaucracy!” – Charles Stross, author of The Laundry Files series.
A band of ruthless mercenaries…
A trap-filled dungeon…
A situation like this calls for the best wizard in town. What they’ve got is the ONLY wizard in town: Newport Pagnell, oral hygiene specialist.
More used to soothing fevered gums and extracting rotten teeth, this dental spellcaster has to perform an operation like never before: extracting a fabled treasure from the jaws of certain doom.
This time, he might have bitten off more than he can chew…
When an armed robber targets a local bank, things quickly go wrong and hostages are taken. Retired magician Marvin Applewhite finds himself in the firing line and no magic tricks are going to get him out of this situation.
The police say they’ve got the matter under control but Marvin’s security consultant daughter, Sam, thinks there’s something strange going on. Why has a law-abiding man suddenly turned to crime? How can it be an armed robbery if the robber has left his gun at home?
As the hours tick by and the threat of violence escalates, Sam has to put the pieces together before it’s too late because, in this money heist, things just don’t add up…
But, hey, there’s no mileage to be gained from telling the kiddywinks that monsters are real.
Morag Murray is one of the god appeasers, an end of life carer for an oblivious planet, keeping everything calm and under wraps until the day the world ends.
But in the city someone’s buying souls and dealing the kind of magical drugs that guarantee a really bad trip and, if Morag doesn’t do something about it, the end of the world might just happen a lot sooner than anyone planned.
"A hilarious dose of bleak existential despair. With added tentacles! And bureaucracy!” – Charles Stross, author of The Laundry Files series.
But Morag Murray isn’t going down without a fight. And, as the mother to the anti-Christ, she feels a wee bit responsible.
And she’s not the only one who wants to hold off the invasion. Even some of the Venislarn residents on earth might prefer a world with decent wi-fi and proper coffee to the hell promised by their gods.
And maybe — just maybe — with the aid of a possessed voodoo doll, a fish gangster and her colleagues at the Consular Mission to the Venislarn, they can save something of their world, even after all hope has gone…
Getting fired can ruin a day…
…especially when you were the Prince of Hell.
Will Satan survive in English suburbia?
Corporate life can be a soul draining experience, especially when the industry is Hell, and you’re Lucifer. It isn’t all torture and brimstone, though, for the Prince of Darkness, he’s got an unhappy Board of Directors.
The numbers look bad.
They want him out.
Then came the corporate coup.
Banished to mortal earth as Jeremy Clovenhoof, Lucifer is going through a mid-immortality crisis of biblical proportion. Maybe if he just tries to blend in, it won’t be so bad.
If it isn’t the murder, cannibalism, and armed robbery of everyday life in Birmingham, it’s the fact that his heavy metal band isn’t getting the respect it deserves, that’s dampening his mood.
And the archangel Michael constantly snooping on him, doesn’t help.
If you enjoy clever writing, then you’ll adore this satirical tour de force, because a good laugh can make you have sympathy for the devil.
Get it now.
Morag Murray is about to give birth to the Venislarn anti-Christ. With only the possessed doll Steve the Destroyer to help her through her labours, she knows that when this child is born, the earth will face its final day.
Nina Seth is literally out of her own time. An evil sorceress is causing havoc in Georgian England. With only Steve the Destroyer to help her, this clueless time-traveller has to save the past and find a way back to the present.
Vivian Grey is in hell — literally — and caught in a political conflict between warring Venislarn gods. With many human lives at stake, Vivian and Steve the Destroyer must join forces if they’re both to survive.
Rod Campbell knows that the world will end at midnight if he doesn’t rescue Morag from the secret organisation that wants to use her as a pawn in its war against the Venislarn. The clock is ticking down to Judgement Day and he hasn’t got a clue where she is.
One day and one night to save the world (again!) and no one’s getting paid overtime…
But you can’t keep an alien invasion hidden forever.
Rod Campbell — former SAS soldier and now the first line of defence against the Venislarn horde — has been instructed to work with a Hollywood film company on a movie that will introduce the Venislarn to the viewing public. But he’s already got enough on his hands.
Gods are demanding human sacrifices, renegade Venislarn are seeking asylum on earth and there’s a magical teapot that says the city is facing imminent destruction. It’s going to be a tough week and Rod might not live to see the end of it.
Meet Sam Applewhite, security consultant for DefCon4’s east coast office. .
She’s clever, inventive and adaptable. In her job she has to be.
Now, she’s facing an impossible mystery.
A client has gone missing and no one else seems to care.
Who would want to kill an old and lonely woman whose only sins are having a sharp tongue and a belief in ghosts? Could her death be linked to the new building project out on the dunes?
Can Sam find out the truth, even if it puts her friends’ and family’s lives at risk?
The aristocracy abide by a different set of rules...
...or so it seems to Sam Applewhite when her job brings her to Candlebroke Hall, the stately home. The burglary definitely wasn’t what it appeared to be, and the subsequent accidents suggest that it’s a dangerous place to spend time.
Sam is caught up in events as she tries to protect the interests of young Hilde Odinson, part of the local viking family. The Odinsons insist on doing things their own way though, with scant regard for the law. In the meantime, Sam starts to understand that while many people would kill to live at Candlebroke Hall, maybe there are others who would kill to get away from it.
There’s something very wrong at the Otterside care home.
When Sam Applewhite tries to help a friend who’s lost a beloved pet she finds that it’s just the first in a series of seemingly unconnected deaths. Is it her imagination, or do all of them somehow point back to the same residential home for seniors?
Sam’s skills are in demand elsewhere however, as she must orchestrate a safety drill with animal actors, cook dinner on an abandoned oil rig and keep an eye on those vikings who are building a longship.
When the police don’t see the pattern, it’s all down to Sam, and the closer she gets to uncovering what’s going on at Otterside, the more danger she’s in.
Being a demon in Hell has its own problems. There’s the increasingly impossible torture quotas to meet. There’s the entire horde of Hell waiting for you to slip up and make a mistake. And there’s that weird staircase in the service tunnels…
Brother Stephen of St Cadfan’s and Rutpsud of the Sixth Circle, natural enemies and the most unnatural of friends, join forces to solve a murder mystery, save a rare species from extinction and stop Hell itself exploding.
The fourth novel in the Clovenhoof series, Hellzapoppin’ is an astonishing comedy featuring suicidal sea birds, deadly plagues, exploding barbecues, dancing rats, magical wardrobes, King Arthur’s American descendants, mole-hunting monks, demonic possession and way too much seaweed beer.