Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized: JT Lawrence ratchets up the tension with this compelling collection of short stories perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Roald Dahl.
An artist’s Pomeranian has been replaced by an imposter.
COURT, MARRY, KILL
Whose body ends up being unzipped by fish on the ocean floor?
A female-only cult has a very dark side.
HE DID IT
A detective relies on his gut (and his hallucinations) to help him solve murder cases.
THE BRAIN BLEACHER
He can remove your pain by hacking your memory, but his own suffering is here to stay.
"Lawrence makes every word count, telling each story with elegance and emotional punch.” — Patsy Hennessey
"Each story is masterfully constructed ... Humorous, touching, creepy, but most of all entertaining, this collection is superb." — Tracy Michelle Anderson
If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn you'll love this collection of unsettling stories with a twist in the tale. Get it now.
You knew when Kris asked for a desk job that it wasn't going to be pretty. Well, here's the bad, the worst and the ugly. Budgets! This short story started out as the opening chapters to Kris Longknife - Emissary. But hey, we all know how bad an office job is. Who wants to start off an action adventure yarn with just another day at the office. So, I cut it. But, I know there are some of you out there who must have wondered if a bad Longknife day at the office was as bad as yours. Who wondered what Kris had bveen doing for the last (mumble, mumble) years. So, here it is. Enjoy, you masochists.
"Edwards and Muller have assembled top-notch talent in this entertaining anthology of 20 original short stories... High-quality entries from the likes of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and Ian Rankin, as well as from lesser-known authors such as Bill Beverly, elevate this above similar volumes."--Publishers Weekly
The twenty brand new crime stories in this book have been specially commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of CrimeFest, described by the Guardian as "one of the 50 best festivals in the world." Contributors come from around the world and include the legendary Maj Sjöwall who, together with partner Per Wahlöö, was the originator of Nordic noir. The editors are Martin Edwards and Adrian Muller. Martin Edwards is responsible for many award-winning anthologies and Adrian Muller is one of the co-founders of CrimeFest.
Contributors to Ten Year Stretch are:
Bill Beverly, Simon Brett, Lee Child, Ann Cleeves, Jeffery Deaver, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Peter Guttridge, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Mick Herron, Donna Moore, Caro Ramsay, Ian Rankin, James Sallis, Zoë Sharp, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Maj Sjöwall, Michael Stanley and Andrew Taylor.
Imagine being kidnapped by two people that you are aupposed to be able to trust, and placed somewhere unfamiliar. Would you freak out? Or would you remain calm and try to think of a way to get out of there? Well, this is the story of a very brave 17 year old who finds herself in that very predicament. Will she be able to survive this horror she has been subjected to?
Stories from Catalina Island that will give you insight into how the mind works and how supernatural beings exist here and in the hereafter. Award-winning author Jim Musgrave presents these four stories to pay tribute to an island where many strange events have happened and where you can visit to see for yourself whether the legends are true.
After Ever After
The epilogue the classics forgot about.
What happened to the princess after she landed her prince?
Was Prince Charming the guy he was cracked up to be?
What about Sleeping Beauty? Did she regret waking up?
We've all heard the takes, both twisted and straight, on the famous fairy tales.
But what happens after the Happily Ever After?
After Ever After, a Crazy Ink anthology, will fill you in on the rest of the story because you know you want to know…
Can one drunken phone call lead to love?
Amy Martin, in a rare moment of recklessness does the last thing expected of her, she asks for help. When she leaves a message on, her best friend, Kaye's answerphone she doesn't expect to see Kaye's brother Dominic on her doorstep half an hour later.
She would never have called them friends, but times have changed and they're not children anymore.
When Dominic Shaw hears Marty, saying she "needs" Kaye, he can't believe it. Marty has never needed anyone in all the years he's known her. When he arrives to find a drunken mess, he's even more concerned, what is so bad to have brought "Miss Dependable" to this, and why has he never noticed those beautiful jade eyes before?
Can fifteen years of apathy really turn to love, or will Marty learn the price of perfection is too high to pay?
WARNING: This book contains alcohol consumption that will make your liver cringe, swearing that a sailor would be proud of , and scenes of a sexual and sensual nature--Just like your a average Christmas office party then.
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