It’s the end of the world as we know it, but someone still needs to do the paperwork.
Incomprehensible horrors from beyond are going to devour our world but that’s no excuse to get all emotional about it. Morag Murray works for the secret government organisation responsible for making sure the apocalypse goes as smoothly and as quietly as possible.
In her first week on the job, Morag has to hunt down a man-eating starfish, solve a supernatural murder and, if she’s got time, prevent her own inevitable death.
The first book in a new comedy series by the creators of ‘Clovenhoof’, Oddjobs is a sideswipe at the world of work and a fantastical adventure featuring amphibian wannabe gangstas, mad old cat ladies, ancient gods, apocalyptic scrabble, fish porn, telepathic curry and, possibly, the end of the world before the weekend.
The Venislarn. Vastly intelligent aliens from another dimension or dribbling insane gods from a distant realm? It’s impossible to tell. What’s certain is that they’re here and they’re going to destroy our world.
But, hey, there’s no mileage to be gained from telling the kiddywinks that monsters are real…
The consular mission to the Venislarn are the god appeasers and the end of life carers for an oblivious planet. It may be the end of the world as we know it but there are procedures and policies in place and everything should go according to plan.
But, in the city, someone’s buying souls door to door, dealing the kind of magical drugs that guarantee a really, really bad trip and, if something isn’t done about it, the end of the world might just happen a lot sooner than planned.
Sequel to the hilarious ‘Oddjobs’, this is a workplace comedy like no other, featuring face-eating grannies, telepathic spiders, bloodthirsty school kids, murder on the dancefloor, sex-crazed pondlife, and actual stockbrokers from hell.
The weekend can’t come soon enough (if it comes at all).
The earth has been invaded by unfathomable terrors from another dimension and international governments are doing their best to pretend nothing is happening.
But you can’t keep an alien invasion hidden forever.
A Hollywood production company is filming in the city: a spy thriller blockbuster that will introduce the Venislarn monsters to the viewing public. It’s a dream come true for the marketing team.
Rod Campbell — former SAS soldier and now the first line of defence against the Venislarn horde — is less than keen. He’s meant to be on the movie set as an advisor but he’s already got his hands full.
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.
Everyone is out of time…
Morag Murray is about to give birth to the Venislarn anti-Christ and her baby is eager to be born. 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 eighteenth century England. With only Steve the Destroyer to help her prevent the premature end of the world, 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…
The world’s last day has arrived. Hell itself has come to earth. Streets of fire, rivers of blood and the trains aren’t running on time.
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 maybe — just maybe — with the aid of possessed voodoo doll Steve, a cursed donkey and her colleagues at the Consular Mission to the Venislarn, they can figure something out, even after all hope has gone.
The fifth (and surely final?) novel in the best-selling Oddjobs comedy series.