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

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 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 chortle, scream, draw back, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has anything to delight every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap method to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

INTRODUCTION by means of JA Konrath

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 bought 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 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

The substantial 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 - clear up it yourself
Piece of Cake - clear up it yourself
Animal allure - remedy it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - the way to take care of spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - bad noir

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 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

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 particularly Get motor vehicle assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to move - humor column approximately wellbeing and fitness clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 tremendous shorts

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I took a breath, let it out slow. The moment stretched. Finally, Artie waggled a fat, hot dog finger at me. “You’re good, my friend. ” “I offer benefits. 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.

Gang-bangers these days aren’t in very good shape. I blame TV and junk food. One final punch—a half-hearted smack to my broken nose—and then I was released. I collapsed face-first in a puddle that smelled like urine. The three Latin Kings each took the time to spit on me. Then they strolled out of the alley, laughing and giving each other high-fives. When they got a good distance away, I crawled over to a Dumpster and pulled myself to my feet. The alley was dark, quiet. I felt something scurry over my foot.

He nodded, chewing. ” He nodded again, shoving the candy box into his pants pocket and easing though the back door. Two minutes later Herb’s laptop was booting up. I pushed the flash card into his reader slot, and the appropriate program opened the file and began to play the contents. On Herb’s screen, a very-much-alive Edward Wyatt smiled at us. “Hello,” the dead man said. “Congratulations on reaching this point. I thought it fitting, having spent my life enjoying puzzles, to end my life with a puzzle as well.

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