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.
Unstoppable horrors from beyond are poised to invade and literally create Hell on Earth.
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.
Oddjobs 2: This Time it’s Personnel
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.
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.
Oddjobs 3: You Only Live Once
The earth has been invaded by terrors from another dimension and the government is doing its best to pretend nothing is happening.
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.
Oddjobs 4: Out of Hours
Everyone is out of time…
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…
Oddjobs 5: The Long Bad Friday
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 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…