Afterlife Ltd is a comic fantasy novel by me, Andy Hutchinson. If you enjoyed Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Discworld and Good Omens, then not only do you have impeccably good taste, but you might like my book too.
The main character in the story is Piers Cruickshank, a lawyer who, when we first meet him, has been in Hell for 16 years. Piers and his girlfriend Sarah both died on the same day, when a piano fell on their heads while they were out on an anniversary date. They get separated during their final judgements – Sarah gains entry to Heaven and Piers is sent down to Hell.
Obviously Piers is unhappy about this situation, particularly since the final judgement is carried out by a computerised version of St Peter which he feels did not judge him fairly. He becomes obsessed with escaping from Hell and being reunited with Sarah.
Piers does escape from Hell and this is the catalyst for a showdown between the old gods and the new ones. He is pursued across England over the course of 66.6 hours, risking permanent banishment to Limbo for all eternity. Will he win back his girlfriend? Can he outsmart the devil? How do mermaids go to the toilet?