65 Proof: Sixty-Five Short Stories (Omnibus Collection) by J. A. Konrath

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 big 180,000 observe 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 giggle, 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 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 track - 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 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 massive 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 - resolve 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 - the right way to care for 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 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 flavor - 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 advisor 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 automobile fairly Get motor vehicle coverage? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to head - humor column approximately well-being clubs
Cub Scout Gore banquet - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 large shorts

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George narrowed one eye. ” He turned his wrist over, and peered at his watch. “She’ll be closing up in ten minutes. Red’s there with his twelve gauge. He’ll be camping there to night, hoping the filthy beggar shows up again. ” George lifted his stein. “ To your health,” he toasted. ” He winked at her, and drank. Lacey sipped her wine. ” “My God, George. I’ve never seen anything like…” She gagged. Tears filled her eyes. ” George patted her shoulder. She wiped the tears away, and took a deep breath.

There were other specifics she planned not to mention. “Now, if I were you, I’d drag my doctor out of bed for a quick onceover. ” “I’ll do that,” she lied. ” Two men wheeled a stretcher down the aisle. One hurried ahead to open the door. She looked at the body bag. The contours of the black plastic resembled a human. Had they pieced Elsie back together? Shutting her eyes, she tried to think about something else. Her shoulder was touched. She flinched and snapped open her eyes. “It’s okay,” Barrett said.

You’ve got me. I’ve never seen one. ” She looked away from Elsie, picked up her wineglass, and raised it to her lips. But she didn’t drink. Her eyes suddenly opened wide. She gazed at Elsie, and set down her glass. ” “Don’t know what I saw. ” Lacey looked at the empty stool between them. ” She slid off her stool and climbed onto the one beside Elsie. “This is just between us. ” A hand from behind patted her shoulder. She jumped, splashing her dress. ” She looked around. ” “I’m really sorry. ” He nodded a greeting to Lacey, then smiled at Elsie.

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