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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 big 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 snort, scream, recoil, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to delight all kinds 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

On the Rocks - Jack Daniels solves a locked room mystery
Whelp sought after - Harry McGlade turns into a dognapper
Street track - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The person 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 college 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 enormous men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfortable genre
Cleansing - a criminal offense of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - clear up it yourself
Perfect Plan - resolve it yourself
Piece of Cake - clear up it yourself
Animal appeal - clear up it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - the best way to take care of 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 solid 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 flavor - 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 - technological know-how 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 purely - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum vehicle relatively Get automobile assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately future health clubs
Cub Scout Gore dinner party - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts

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I had endured this argument many times before. I knew there was no barb in his words, only love and disappointment. “Dear Father,” I said impatiently. “You can leave it to me and I will appoint good stewards …” He waved me to silence. “Trading is not an occupation that can be delegated to servants,” he pronounced loftily. “There is too much room for dishonesty. ” “That is ridiculous,” I cut in. “How many caravans do you still lead in person? One in ten? Once every two years when you become restless?

Welcome home! The southern sun has burned you to the colour of cinnamon, my son! How was your journey? ” My father’s scribe rose from his position on the floor, gave me a quick but very warm smile, and went out, his palette in one hand and his pen and scroll in the other. Indicating that I should take the chair facing the desk, my father regained his own and beamed across at me. His office was dim and always pleasantly cool as the only light came from a row of small clerestory windows up near the ceiling.

You and your entourage put in here last year when your skiff was holed. ” “No news,” May replied stiffly. “I am returning to Pi-Ramses from the south. ” Her smile widened. “And of course momentous events may have taken place in the north of which you are unaware,” she chided him with mock solemnity. “Therefore you can give me no news. Or is it that you do not wish to encourage me in conversation? I have fed you, Royal Herald May. ” She did not wait for permission. Sliding to the earth, she crossed her legs and settled her shift across her lap, and I was reminded of how the scribe in my father’s household would sink to the floor and use just such gestures to place his palette on his knees in order to take the dictation.

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