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 huge 180,000 be aware 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 snicker, scream, recoil, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to thrill every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap strategy to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

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 photographs - 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

CRIME STORIES
The enormous men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfy genre
Cleansing - against the law of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - remedy it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - clear up it yourself
Animal appeal - remedy it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - how you can care for spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - bad noir

HORROR STORIES
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 strong 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

FUNNY STUFF
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 basically - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum motor vehicle rather Get automobile assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately healthiness clubs
Cub Scout Gore banquet - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 large shorts

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He won’t be pleased. Take this and go back home. ” Jasmine’s voice was small. The voice of a teenager, not a strung-out street whore. ” “Your friend. Ajax. I think she wants out of the life. ” Buster pumped my hand, grinning ear to ear. “Why don’t you hang out for a while? ” Jasmine stood on her tiptoes, gave me a wet peck on the cheek. Then she whispered in my ear. “You could have killed me, kept it all. ” She didn’t get it, but that was okay. Most people went through their whole lives without ever realizing how precious life was.

Ti had found me through the grapevine, where I got most of my business. Phineas Troutt, Problem Solver. No job too dirty, no fee too high. I’d met him in a parking lot across the street, and he laid out the whole sad, sick story of what these animals had done to his little girl. “Cops do nothing. ” Sunny’s friend had managed to escape with only ten missing teeth, six stab wounds, and a torn rectum. Sunny hadn’t been as lucky. Ti agreed to my price without question. Not too many people haggled with paid killers.

A 401K. Dental. Plus whores and drugs, of course. ” He nodded, slowly. ” Artie made a show of walking in a complete circle around me, checking me out. This wasn’t going down as easy as I’d hoped. ” “Partner, huh? Let’s say, for the sake of argument, I had my boys kill you. What would your partner do? ” He chuckled, and the two goons in the room with us giggled like stoned teenagers. “No. He’d put the word out on the street that you’re a liar. ” Artie laughed again. He had a laugh like a frog. “That’s rich.

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