The undertakers of Thorndike & Son's are in trouble, people just aren't dying quick enough. Through the rain comes the arrival of a dark stranger. Could he be the answer to their prayers? All they have to do is get over the small matter of a thousand year old curse that has destroyed everyone that has come into contact with it. But with death comes opportunity. This story, told for the first time and by the kind permissions of the Faulkner and Thorndike Estates, is the true and terrifying tale of a foredoomed young gentleman who convinces an impoverished undertaker to dig up his great grandmother, in order to rid himself of a terrible and somewhat expensive, family curse. A blistering thrill ride through old England and over dead Empires. Also included is a very useful tip on how to avoid an exploding pancreas, how not to speak to dead people, and a rather interesting fact about the hill tribes of the South Pacific.