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65 Proof

A Short Story Collection

by Jack Kilborn Author · J. A. Konrath Author


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J. A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thrilller series (Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken) offers a gigantic 180,000 word collection of sixty-five previously published short stories from the thriller, horror, and comedy genres, including many from his award-winning series.

Stories to make you laugh, scream, cringe, think, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This collection has something to please every type of Kindle reader, and is an inexpensive way to get introduced to the author and his work.

Contents include:



On the Rocks - Jack Daniels solves a locked room mystery

Whelp Wanted - Harry McGlade becomes a dognapper

Street Music - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute

The One That Got Away - The Gingerbread Man's last victim

With a Twist - Jack Daniels solves an impossible crime

Epitaph - Phineas Troutt avenges a death

Taken to the Cleaners - Harry McGlade goofs off

Body Shots - Jack Daniels at a school shooting

Suffer - Phineas Troutt as a hitman

Overproof - Jack Daniels discovers what is stopping traffic

Bereavement - Phineas Troutt as hitman

Pot Shot - Herb Benedict gets shot at

Last Request - Phineas Troutt meets his match

Planter's Punch - Jack Daniels meets Tom Schreck's Duffy Domborwski

Truck Stop - Jack Daniels meets Taylor from AFRAID and Donaldson from SERIAL


The Big Guys - flash fiction

The Agreement - very nasty noir

A Fistful of Cozy - a satire of the cozy genre

Cleansing - a crime of biblical proportions

Lying Eyes - solve it yourself

Perfect Plan - solve it yourself

Piece of Cake - solve it yourself

Animal Attraction - solve it yourself

Basketcase - hardboiled horror

Urgent Reply Needed - how to deal with spammers

Blaine's Deal - parody of hardboiled noir

The Confession - horrific noir


Finicky Eater - nuclear holocaust and cannibals

The Screaming - Van Helsing lives

Mr. Pull Ups - body modification horror

The Shed - some losers find the door to hell

Them's Good Eats - rednecks vs. aliens

First Time - a tender coming of age story

Forgiveness - the genesis of evil

Redux - ghost story noir

The Bag - what's in the bag?

Careful, He Bites - lyncanthrope flash fiction

Symbios - sci-fi horror

A Matter of Taste - zombie flash fiction

Embrace - gothic fiction

Trailer Sucks - gross out gore

Markey - psychological horror

Punishment Room - horrific suspense

Shapeshifter's Anonymous - funny 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 - science fiction satire

Don't Press That Button! - essay on James Bond

Piranha Pool - comedy about writing

Well Balanced Meal - gross out humor

A Newbie's Guide to Thrillerfest - essay on writing conventions

Inspector Oxnard - parody of mysteries

Appalachian Lullaby - radioactive monkeys

One Night Only - humorous story

An Archaeologist's Story - satire

Could Stephanie Plum Car Really Get Car Insurance? - essay

Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay

Addiction - comedy about writing

Weigh To Go - humor column about health clubs

Cub Scout Gore Feast - with Jeff Strand

Hint Fiction - four super shorts

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