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 big 180,000 observe 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 chuckle, scream, flinch, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has anything to thrill every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap technique to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

INTRODUCTION through JA Konrath

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 one who obtained 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 - resolve it yourself
Animal appeal - remedy it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - the right way to 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 stable 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 topic 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 advisor 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 automobile fairly Get automobile assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately healthiness clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts

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Thank you, Jack. ” “Take care, Phin. ” I tucked the Glock into my pants, pocketed my set of grasp keys and 2 S & W handcuffs, and hit the road. It was once cool for July, within the low seventies, the sunlight screened via clouds or smog or either. I grabbed a few candy and bitter chook at a neighborhood store, after which spent an hour at a spot on Cermak filling out bureaucracy. while i stopped, I hopped in a cab and took it to Roscoe Village. Lyle’s house had a safety door, which I opened at the fourth attempt. certainly one of my first acts as a felony have been to rob a locksmith, incomes me a collection of sixty grasp keys. They opened 90 percentage of the locks within the US. It used to be a lot more uncomplicated than studying tips to use selections and rigidity wrenches, that is anything I didn’t have the time to profit besides. The halls have been empty, befitting noon. i discovered Lyle’s house quantity and knocked two times, protecting my pistol in the back of my again. No solution. I acquired via this door at the moment test, set the protection chain so nobody may possibly pop in on me, and commenced my seek. within the lounge have been six double DVD recorders, all which looked to be operating. In a field subsequent to the television have been 100 plastic clamshell bins, and a spindle of clean recordable DVD-Rs. within the nook of the room have been 3 electronic camcorders and a computer. I powered up the pc, spent ten mins attempting to get his password, then gave up and grew to become it off. The kitchen published a smorgasbord of junk food—he had sufficient sugar in right here to place an elephant right into a diabetic coma. at the counter, subsequent to the telephone, used to be a receipt for a glazier, the full greater than dollars. caught to the refrigerator with a banana-shaped magnet used to be an image of Lyle consuming a lager. I placed the image in my pocket. within the bed room, i discovered an in depth choice of porno DVDs. Bondage, watersports, S/M, D/s, severe spanking, or even a kink new to me; latex vacuum mummification. All criminal. i discovered his unlawful stuff in a padlocked trunk, at the back of the bed room closet. The lock opened with the 7th key i attempted. baby porn. videos with titles like “See Billy Cry” and “Maxie’s Birthday shock. ” a number of the covers had photographs. i attempted to not glance. there have been additionally a number of different unlawful video clips, besides a bag jam-packed with funds. Over twenty grand worthy. I took the cash, locked the trunk again up, and left the house. happy that I knew who i used to be facing, I bided my time till 10pm. Then i'll end the task. As promised, Lyle had left the door open for me. the home used to be darkish and quiet, like the local. I walked down Christiana and up the porch stairs with no encountering a soul. as soon as inside of, I locked the door at the back of me and held my breath, listening for sounds of existence. not anything. The lighting fixtures have been on within the front room, and that i held my Glock prior to me and did a short seek of the 1st ground. The furniture leaned in the direction of the female part; crimson drapes and flower styles at the sofa. at the finish desk, copies of Glamour and Cosmo. within the kitchen, a half-eaten box of lowfat yogurt sat at the counter, a spoon along it.

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