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The Liars' League in Hong Kong

For all its unstoppable growth and modernity, for all its recent issues with Beijing, Hong Kong has at its heart a Chinese culture embracing belief and superstition. Villain hitters are one fragment of this - old ladies who practise a kind of voodoo to strike down your enemies.

Peng Shepherd's story The Last Curse is about one such old woman - and her most persistent customer.