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 big 180,000 notice 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 giggle, scream, balk, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has anything to thrill every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap option 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 song - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The one who received 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 vast men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfy genre
Cleansing - a criminal offense of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - remedy it yourself
Perfect Plan - resolve it yourself
Piece of Cake - resolve it yourself
Animal charm - remedy it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - the best way to take care of spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - bad 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 sturdy 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 - bad 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 in simple terms - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum motor vehicle rather Get automobile assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to move - humor column approximately health and wellbeing clubs
Cub Scout Gore banquet - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 great shorts

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On the south-west side of the city in a traffic island on Van Benedenlaan, there is a further memorial, this time to political prisoners held in Nazi camps. OTHER SITES Breendonk fortress, built before the First World War, was converted by the Nazis into a camp for political prisoners awaiting transit to the Reich. The total number of inmates during the occupation was only about 3,500 but several hundred died from torture, poor living conditions and execution. There are believed to have been 219 Jewish prisoners: 54 were deported to Auschwitz via Mechelen whilst 65 died in the fortress.

Fr). Le Vernet was a notorious southern camp for ‘suspect foreigners’ which had held Spanish Republicans and German refugees before the fall of France. Most inmates from 1940 were political prisoners but several hundred foreign-born Jews passed through en route to Drancy. There are memorials (including a train wagon) at the station, north of the village by the N20 road. A water tower and stone gate posts are the only surviving elements of the prisoners’ camp, located a short walk north along the N20 by Allée d’Embayonne, opposite former guards’ barracks (now private housing).

Indd 29 12/23/2009 11:38:13 AM France • Rivesaltes transferred to Gurs except for the Roma who were sent to the specially built Saliers camp near Arles. The site gained new notoriety in the 1960s when it housed more than 30,000 Harkis, Algerian soldiers who had fought for France in the war of the 1950s. The overcrowding was greater even than that during the war with many Algerian families forced to live in tents, a symbol of the suspicion and ingratitude with which they were received. Thereafter, the site was occupied by the Marines who gradually abandoned it from the 1970s although a section housing alleged illegal immigrants closed only in 2007.

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