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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, Stirred, Rum Runner, final name) 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 giggle, scream, flinch, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to thrill all kinds of Kindle reader, and is a cheap method 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 person who received Away - The Gingerbread Man's final victim
With a Twist - Jack Daniels solves an most 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 huge men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfy genre
Cleansing - a criminal offense of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - clear up it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - clear up it yourself
Animal charm - resolve it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - tips 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 is 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 - terrible 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 motor vehicle quite Get vehicle assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to move - humor column approximately overall healthiness clubs
Cub Scout Gore dinner party - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts

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I frowned. Grown men crying like babies weren’t my favorite thing to watch. But this joker had brought it upon himself. “Buy a cat,” I told him. Then I walked back to my car, Marcus in tow. ” I watching, grinning, as Vincent Thorpe paid no mind to his expensive suit and rolled around on my floor with his dog, giggling like a caffeinated school boy. “Mr. ” He disentangled himself from the pooch long enough to pull out his wallet and hand over a fat wad of bills. ” “Simple. ” “But what about Ms.

Herb called the precinct, requesting a sheet on Hale. I checked the answering machine and listened to thirty-eight messages. Twenty were from Janet’s distraught mother, wondering where she was. Two were telemarketers. One was from a friend named Sheila who wanted to get together for dinner, and the rest were real estate related. Nothing from Hale. He wasn’t on the caller ID either. I checked her cell phone next, and listened to forty more messages; ten from mom, and thirty from home buyers. Hale hadn’t left any messages, but there was a ‘Glenn’ listed on speed dial.

Dognapper. ” Her bottom lip began to quiver, and her eyes went glassy. I realized, to my befuddlement, that I actually believed her. “Fine. ” Abigail handed me the leash. I stared down at the dog. It was a male, but I doubted I could fool Thorpe into thinking it was Marcus. Even if I shaved off all the fur and shortened the legs with a saw. ” I asked. She dug into her purse and pulled out a check. ” “It’s good. ” Abigail did the lip quiver thing again. “Oh my goodness, I didn’t even think of that.

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