By J. A. Konrath
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.
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
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
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
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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One woman's tale as she blogs - and fights again - the zombie apocalypse
Allison Hewitt and her 5 colleagues on the Brooks and Peabody bookshop are trapped jointly whilst the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for support via her weblog, writing on her machine and using the military's emergency instant community (SNET). it can even be her simply probability to arrive her mom. yet because the truth in their scenario sinks in, Allison’s weblog turns into a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with a few witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her partners struggle their manner via starving zombies and infrequently much more harmful people.
“Madeline Roux manages to reply to the everlasting query we all needs to ask ourselves finally: "When the zombie apocalypse comes (and it is going to come), how will I deal with it? " in my view, i am hoping I deal with it with as a lot humanity and resolution as Allison. yet i need to make a request for larger guns. ”
--Christine Warren, manhattan occasions bestselling writer of The Others sequence
She seemed out of nowhere, in the midst of site visitors, on a hectic day. Paul and Carol have been attracted to her-she was once the kid they'd by no means had. A dream come precise. after which Carol's nightmares began-the ghastly sounds within the evening. .. the bloody face within the replicate. .. the razor-sharp ax.
Most moms could die for any such darling angel. And that's what apprehensive Carol so much of all. ..
Video scriptwriter Richard younger is asking ahead to per week at domestic along with his spouse and their little daughter. He thinks it's going to be a delightful time of barbecues and lazy summer time days. It isn't. it will likely be hell.
Because the stranger who arrives at their domestic, begging to be pushed to the closest police station, is being hunted. Hunted by way of anything that can not be visible, can't be heard—yet which has the facility to maneuver around the land crushing flat every thing in its course. Stalking and killing remorselessly.
Within mins, Richard younger, his family members and the stranger (who isn't the blameless sufferer he turns out) are being pursued relentlessly by way of a malignant occult strength that kilos and pulps its sufferers just like the Hammer of God itself. .. Darker, first released in 1996, is one other gripping horror from Simon Clark.
THEY referred to as HER A WANDERER. Shari Cooper is lifeless, the sufferer of a murderous assault. She is at the different part, in a spot of spirits, an everlasting realm of sunshine and love. yet she is given an extraordinary provide. to come to Earth with no need to be reborn. Into the physique of a depressed teenage lady. A move of souls, they name it.
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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.
65 Proof: Sixty-Five Short Stories (Omnibus Collection) by J. A. Konrath