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Crime Stories: Twenty Thriller Tales

Crime Stories: Twenty Thriller Tales

Written by J. A. Konrath

Narrated by Luke Daniels


Crime Stories: Twenty Thriller Tales

Written by J. A. Konrath

Narrated by Luke Daniels

ratings:
4/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Mar 13, 2012
ISBN:
9781455812233
Format:
Audiobook

Description

This collection features twenty short stories from humorous thriller writer J.A. Konrath. Included are a few hardboiled tales, some noir, some parody and satire, a few straight-out comedy pieces, and a few stories that didn't fit into Konrath's other two collections, Horror Stories and Jack Daniels Stories.

The twenty stories include:

The Big Guys - Flash fiction, winner of the Derringer Award.

A Fistful of Cozy - A satire of the mystery cozy genre.

Cleansing - An ancient crime of biblical proportions.

Lying Eyes - Solve it yourself, given the clues.

Perfect Plan - Another solve it yourself. Don't you remember One Minute Mysteries and Encyclopedia Brown?

Piece of Cake - Another solve it yourself, originally featured in Woman's World.

Animal Attraction - Solve it yourself.

Urgent Reply Needed - A cautionary tale about dealing with spammers.

Blaine's Deal - A parody of hardboiled noir.

Light Drizzle - A light-hearted send-up of hitman stories.

An Archaeologist's Story - How digging up old bones leads to fresh corpses.

Don't Press That Button! - An essay about the gadgets in the James Bond universe, and which you need to buy.

Piranha Pool - A writer seeking criticism pays the ultimate price.

A Newbie's Guide to Thrillerfest - Never been to a mystery conference? Here's the in-depth dirt.

Inspector Oxnard - He's either brilliant, or too stupid to breathe.

One Night Only - A sports fan ends up in jail, all for the love of the game.

Could Stephanie Plum Car Really Get Car Insurance? - An essay about Janet Evanovich's famous character.

Cozy or Hardboiled? - Take the test to find out which type of book you're reading.

Addiction - What's the worst drug you can get hung up on?

Weigh To Go - A humor column about health clubs.

Released:
Mar 13, 2012
ISBN:
9781455812233
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

J.A. Konrath is the author of four previous Jack Daniels mysteries, and lives in the suburbs of Chicago.


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  • (2/5)
    I read the first two stories. It is quality writing and I personally didn't appreciate the style.