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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) deals a big 180,000 be aware 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, balk, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to thrill all sorts of Kindle reader, and is a cheap approach 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 person who acquired 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

CRIME STORIES

The titanic men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfortable genre
Cleansing - against the law of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - clear up it yourself
Perfect Plan - resolve it yourself
Piece of Cake - remedy it yourself
Animal allure - clear up it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - tips to care for spammers
Blaine's Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - terrible 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 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 is 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 - 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 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 vehicle rather Get motor vehicle assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately well-being clubs
Cub Scout Gore dinner party - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 great shorts

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I dug a fiber out of the victim’s neck. ” I asked. Hughes nodded. “Mr. Patel, we’ll be down shortly for those tapes. Crouch, Johnson, help Herb and I search the apartment. ” We did a thorough toss, but couldn’t find any rope. Herb, however, found a pair of needle nose pliers in a closet. Pliers with pink handles. “They were neighbors,” Herb reasoned. ” “Could have. But we both doubt it. ” Herb dialed, talked for a minute, then hung up. “Glenn Hale has been arrested three times, all assault charges.

The phone rang eighteen minutes later. ” Jack read off the apartment number I’d already checked. ” “She’s one of Mitch D’s girls. Been arrested a few times with another prostitute named Georgia Williamson, street name is Ajax. ” “Lemme check. ” Jack gave it to me. “There’s also a note in Janet’s file, says her parents are looking for her. That your angle? Even if you find her, the recit rate with crack is over 95 percent. ” “Thanks for the help, Jack. ” “You’re on, Phin. How’s the—” “Hurts,” I interrupted.

Phin? Haven’t seen you at the pool hall lately. ” My lips twisted in a tight grin. Jacqueline Daniels was a police Lieutenant who busted me a few years back. We had an on-again-off-again eight ball game Monday nights. I’d missed a few. ” “No, work. ” “I prefer the term problem solver. ” “And you never will. ” “I can’t do anything illegal, Phin. ” “Nothing shady. I just have to rule some stuff out. I’m looking for a woman. Hooker. Name is Janet Cumberland, goes by the street nick Jasmine. ” There was a pause on the line.

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