An ice auger; cigarette smoke; mayonnaise; a broken toaster; a charmingly decorated gift; some sharp knives: these are just a few of Peter Hamilton's favorite things. They will become yours also. Each story in The Devil Hates a Coward contains a thing; a figurative object, its actual representation t at its entire contation; the obvious, perhaps t so? Peter Hamilton writes Interrogative Fiction. Resolving t, who done it? ; but asking why they didn't? In this collection of stories, the reader will laugh, shed a tear, have an ah, ha! moment, and yearn for what the character have. Or, what they don't. There are cowards in this book, and you shouldn't be one either.