The original title is Ut de Franzosentid, here translated from the Platt-deutsch original into english by Charles Lee Lewes. The story takes place in early 19th century Germany, where the hatred against the Napoleon and the French is seething.
Angela Roquet loves everything macabre - with a dash of comedy. She is also fascinated by world religions, the afterlife and mythology. This clearly shows in her work, where mythological characters tend to make an appearance, showing off their more mundane sides. Today, Roquet talks to us about what inspired her book, Graveyard Shift, why she has a female reaper in the leading role and how she used to raise eyebrows in public with the types of books she was reading.