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 note 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 chortle, scream, draw back, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has anything to delight every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap strategy 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 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 giant 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 - remedy it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - remedy it yourself
Animal appeal - clear up it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - tips to take care of 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 sturdy 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 flavor - 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 merely - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum motor vehicle quite Get motor vehicle assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately overall healthiness clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts
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Unlike the front door, their apartment door was a joke. They apparently thought being gang members meant they didn’t need decent security. They thought wrong. I took out my Glock and tried to stop hyperventilating. Breaking into someone’s place is scary as hell. It always is. One hard kick and the door burst inward. A guy on the couch, sleeping in front of the TV. Not one of my marks. He woke up and stared at me. It took a millisecond to register the gang tattoo, a five pointed crown, on the back of his hand.
A good weight. ” “Oh, it’s in there, my friend. I’m sure you’ll be quite pleased. ” I shook my head. ” I turned to walk out, but Artie’s men stayed in front of the door. If Artie was more psychotic than I guessed, he could easily kill me right there, and I couldn’t do a damn thing to stop him. I lied about having a partner, and the line about his street rep was just ego stroking. I braced myself, deciding to go for the guy on the left first. “One more thing, Mystery Man,” Artie said to my back.
She didn’t get it, but that was okay. Most people went through their whole lives without ever realizing how precious life was. Jasmine didn’t understand that. But someday she might. “I don’t kill people for money,” I told her instead. Then I left. *** All things considered, I did pretty good. The blood, latex scars, and fake knife cost less than a hundred bucks. Pizza and beer for Jack came out to fifty. The money I gave to Ajax wasn’t mine in the first place, and I already owned the master keys, the badge, and the Polaroid camera.
65 Proof: Sixty-Five Short Stories (Omnibus Collection) by J. A. Konrath