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New PDF release: 65 Proof: Sixty-Five Short Stories (Omnibus Collection)

By J. A. Konrath

ISBN-10: 1460961501

ISBN-13: 9781460961506

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 observe 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 chortle, scream, draw back, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to thrill all types of Kindle reader, and is a cheap solution to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

INTRODUCTION by means 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 song - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The one 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 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

CRIME STORIES
The massive 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 - clear up it yourself
Perfect Plan - clear up it yourself
Piece of Cake - resolve it yourself
Animal allure - resolve it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - the way to take care of spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - awful 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 topic of style - zombie flash fiction
Embrace - gothic fiction
Trailer Sucks - gross out gore
Markey - mental horror
Punishment Room - terrible 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 purely - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum vehicle particularly Get motor vehicle assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately wellbeing and fitness clubs
Cub Scout Gore dinner party - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 great shorts

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The front door was unlocked; after breaching the residence through the window, the uniforms had opened the door to let the rest of the crew inside. I examined the door, and didn’t find anything unusual. The kitchen was small, tidy. A Dell puzzle magazine rested on the table, next to the salt and pepper. Another sat by the sink. The dishwasher contained eight clean mason jars, with lids, and a turkey baster. Nothing else. No garbage in the garbage can. The refrigerator was empty except for a box of baking soda.

But Moni does. Next to the front door is the living room. A couch. Curtains. A throw rug. Moni picks up the rug, wraps it around her body. Using the torch, she sets the couch ablaze, the curtains on fire, before throwing it onto the floor and running out into the street. It’s early morning. The sidewalk is cold under her bare feet. She’s shaken, and her burned arm throbs, but she feels lighter than air. A car stops. A john, cruising. Rolls down the window and asks if she’s for sale. “Not anymore,” Moni says.

Street talk was she’d gone straight, quit the life. Street talk was wrong. Moni screams until her lungs burn. Until her throat is raw. She twists and pulls and yanks, crying to get free, panic overriding the pain of the twine rubbing her wrists raw. The twine doesn’t budge. Moni leans to the right, stretching her neck, trying to reach the twine with her teeth. Not even close. But as she tries, she notices the stains on the floor beneath her. Sticky brown stains that smell like meat gone bad. Charlene’s blood.

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