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) bargains a huge 180,000 observe selection 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 giggle, scream, recoil, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has anything to thrill all sorts of Kindle reader, and is a cheap option 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 song - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The person who received 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 photographs - 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 giant men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfy genre
Cleansing - against the law of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - remedy it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - resolve it yourself
Animal charm - resolve it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - how one can care for spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - bad 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 - awful 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 simple terms - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum vehicle fairly Get motor vehicle coverage? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately health and wellbeing clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts
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I appear to have lost my appetite,’ he said, pushing the plate away. With a sigh of boredom, he leaned back and draped a leg over the arm of his chair. Still ignoring her, he looked around the room at the black drapes covering the mirrors out of respect for his dead brother. ‘It’s this house,’ he finally spoke. ‘It’s so gloomy. ’ ‘There has been a death. ’ She dug her fingernails into her palms, to stop herself saying something she might later regret. ‘Yes, I know, but that was weeks ago. It is time to move on.
Timmy followed his gesture towards the barrels and almost cried out as realisation came. They were digging up the children and tossing them into these great fires. He had to stop it. No one should have to die twice. The rest of the workmen stood apart from the argument, whispering and casting fearful glances towards the two men. Timmy was about to leave when another machine, somewhat like the Earthmover, came thundering into view. It moved as if by magic – there were no horses pulling it. Sure it would crush the men in its path, he stood up to shout a warning.
She waited until Charles had disappeared into the distance, before going outside. Timmy stood rooted to the spot, still watching the rider, who was now no more than a dot on the horizon. It wasn’t until she had almost reached him that he became aware of her and turned around with guilty eyes. ’ ‘I know, Timmy, it’s all right,’ she patted his shoulder. It felt thin beneath her fingers. ’ ‘Yes, mistress. ’ She could see why her husband had been so fond of this boy. Always willing and not afraid of hard work John had said, but there was something else too.
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