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By J. A. Konrath

ISBN-10: 1460961501

ISBN-13: 9781460961506

JA Konrath, writer of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thrilller sequence (Whiskey bitter, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, soiled Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken) deals a huge 180,000 be aware number of sixty-five formerly released brief tales from the mystery, horror, and comedy genres, together with many from his award-winning series.

Stories to make you snigger, scream, balk, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to delight every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap approach to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

INTRODUCTION by way of JA Konrath

JACK DANIELS AND FRIENDS
On the Rocks - Jack Daniels solves a locked room mystery
Whelp sought after - Harry McGlade turns into a dognapper
Street tune - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The one who acquired Away - The Gingerbread Man's final victim
With a Twist - Jack Daniels solves an very unlikely crime
Epitaph - Phineas Troutt avenges a death
Taken to the Cleaners - Harry McGlade goofs off
Body pictures - Jack Daniels at a faculty shooting
Suffer - Phineas Troutt as a hitman
Overproof - Jack Daniels discovers what's preventing traffic
Bereavement - Phineas Troutt as hitman
Pot Shot - Herb Benedict will get shot at
Last Request - Phineas Troutt meets his match
Planter's Punch - Jack Daniels meets Tom Schreck's Duffy Domborwski
Truck cease - Jack Daniels meets Taylor from AFRAID and Donaldson from SERIAL

CRIME STORIES
The great men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfortable genre
Cleansing - against the law of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - resolve it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - clear up it yourself
Animal appeal - resolve it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - how you can care for spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - terrible noir

HORROR STORIES
Finicky Eater - nuclear holocaust and cannibals
The Screaming - Van Helsing lives
Mr. Pull Ups - physique amendment horror
The Shed - a few losers locate the door to hell
Them’s reliable Eats - rednecks vs. aliens
First Time - a young coming of age story
Forgiveness - the genesis of evil
Redux - ghost tale noir
The Bag - what's within the bag?
Careful, He Bites - lyncanthrope flash fiction
Symbios - sci-fi horror
A subject of style - zombie flash fiction
Embrace - gothic fiction
Trailer Sucks - gross out gore
Markey - mental horror
Punishment Room - bad suspense
Shapeshifter's nameless - humorous paranormal
SERIAL - with Blake Crouch
Dear Diary - a dip into madness
The Eagle - early horror
A Sound of Blunder - with F. Paul Wilson

FUNNY STUFF
Light Drizzle - parody of hitman stories
Mr. Spaceman - technology fiction satire
Don’t Press That Button! - essay on James Bond
Piranha Pool - comedy approximately writing
Well Balanced Meal - gross out humor
A Newbie’s consultant to Thrillerfest - essay on writing conventions
Inspector Oxnard - parody of mysteries
Appalachian Lullaby - radioactive monkeys
One evening in basic terms - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum vehicle fairly Get automobile coverage? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately future health clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 large shorts

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He’s got the blowtorch in his hand. ” He fiddles with the camcorder, then kneels between her open legs. The torch ignites with the strike of a match. It’s the shape of a small fire extinguisher. The blue flame shooting from the nozzle hisses like a leaky tire. “I won’t lie to you. This is going to hurt. A lot. But it smells delicious. ” Moni wonders how she can possibly brace herself for the oncoming pain, and realizes that she can’t. There’s nothing she can do. All of the mistakes, all of the bad choices, have led up to this sick final moment in her life, being burned alive in some psycho’s basement.

If he were scraped off the street, there would be blood left behind. ” I would have asked how it was possible for him to know that, but Phil knew more about dead people than Mick Jagger knew about rock and roll. ” He crouched, holding some tweezers, and used a gloved hand to gently lift the corpse’s head. After some prodding and poking, he removed a small fiber. “Beige carpeting, deeply embedded in his flesh. ” I finished the sentence for him. ” “However improbable it seems. It’s as if someone took off the roof, and he jumped out of a plane and landed in his living room.

You’re dead. ” I handed her a bag filled with five thousand dollars. She looked inside, then showed it to Buster. ” Buster yelped. ” Jasmine raised an eyebrow at me. ” “If you’re seen around here, Artie will know I lied. He won’t be pleased. Take this and go back home. ” Jasmine’s voice was small. The voice of a teenager, not a strung-out street whore. ” “Your friend. Ajax. I think she wants out of the life. ” Buster pumped my hand, grinning ear to ear. “Why don’t you hang out for a while? ” Jasmine stood on her tiptoes, gave me a wet peck on the cheek.

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