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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) 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 snigger, scream, recoil, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has anything to thrill all types of Kindle reader, and is a cheap solution to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

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 track - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The person who obtained 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 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 vast 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 - clear up it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - resolve it yourself
Animal appeal - clear up it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - the right way to take care of 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 reliable 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 - 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 - 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 basically - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum automobile quite Get vehicle coverage? - 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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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. ” Ti asked, reaching into his glass display counter for a pastry. ” Ti bowed and thanked me. Then he stuffed two pastries into a bag and held them out. “Duck egg moon cake, and red bean ball with sesame. ” I took. ” “I’ll be back later today. Keep an eye on the news. ” I left the bakery and headed for the bus.

It took away the pain. All the pain. Outside my window, the city sounds invaded. Honking horns. Screeching tires. A man coughing. A woman shouting. The el train rushing past, clackety-clacking down the tracks louder than a thunder clap. To most people, it was background noise. But to me, it was music. Brilliance Audio does the books on tape for the Jack series, and every year they let me read an extra short story to include with the audio version. Sort of like a DVD bonus. This was included on the audio of Whiskey Sour.

But the jamb, as I’d remembered from yesterday’s visit, was old wood. I removed the crowbar from my jacket lining, gave a discreet look in either direction, and pried open the door in less time than it took to open it with a key, the frame splintering and cracking. The Kings occupied the basement apartment to the left of the entrance, facing the street. Last night I’d counted seven—five men and two women—including my three targets. Of course, there may be other people inside that I’d missed. This was going to be interesting.

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