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 notice choice 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, flinch, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to delight all kinds of Kindle reader, and is a cheap solution to get brought to the writer and his work.
INTRODUCTION via 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 one 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 vast 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 allure - resolve it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - how one can care for spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - awful 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 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 consultant to Thrillerfest - essay on writing conventions
Inspector Oxnard - parody of mysteries
Appalachian Lullaby - radioactive monkeys
One evening simply - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum vehicle relatively 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 dinner party - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts
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When they come, they head instantly to the crime scene of another lifeless priest. With Sarah's background of antagonizing law enforcement officials, and a contemporary characteristic in newspapers round North the USA concerning the dying of a Canadian officer, the LAPD don't wish her support. inside days, Hirst regrets his choice and asks Sarah and Parkman to go away.
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But channeling via Sarah's physique and whispering to her takes a toll on Sarah, and he or she starts to believe and spot Vivian's techniques and stories. whereas Sarah fights to avoid wasting herself, she's additionally attempting to shop her sanity as vie for her attention.
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- Son of the Endless Night
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