A Killer Thriller Collection: Eight the Hard Way

A Killer Thriller Collection: Eight the Hard Way

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Eight thrilling stories from eight masters of suspense.

Paydown – by Nick Stephenson. When a high-flying Wall Street investment banker is found brutally killed, what started out as a simple fraud case turns into expert criminologist Leopold Blake's first ever murder investigation. As the glamor of Wall Street is stripped away by a series of catastrophic discoveries, Leopold will have to decide how much he is prepared to risk in order to uncover the truth - and whether it's a price he's willing to pay.

Story Length: 25,000 words, approx. 95 print pages.

Off the Leash – by David Vandyke. There’s not much left that can surprise private investigator California “Cal” Corwin any more, especially since the accident. But after a brutal murder leaves the city’s best detectives stumped, Cal must step up her game and find answers before it’s too late—and the clock is ticking...

Story Length: 9,000 words, approx. 30 print pages.

Mr. Mockingbird Drive – by Robert Swartwood. Julio and Tyshawn are far from professional thieves, but they get by. After weeks spent researching the perfect mark, the boys are ready to strike – and the payout is going to be unbelievable...Mr. Mockingbird Drive is a cleverly deceptive piece of flash fiction. The story first featured in Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Winter 2012.

Story Length: 2,000 words, approx. 8 print pages.

Ladies Weekend – by Ryan King. A trip to the Gulf Shores with her three sisters-in-law was not exactly Cathy’s idea of a good time. With a dark secret to protect, a weekend stuck with the meddling Biddle sisters might have been too much to bear – but, thankfully for Cathy, there’s nothing a little “medicine” can’t fix...This delightfully twisted story was first published in 2012.

Story Length: 6,000 words, approx. 23 print pages.

Veritas: Concubine – by R.S. Guthrie. How far would you go to find the truth? Shale Veritas is not his real name, but that’s not important. What’s important is why he’s taken an interest in you – and what you’ve done to deserve it...This dark, atmospheric tale of revenge, justice, and redemption is not for the faint-hearted. You have been warned.

Story Length: 8,300 words, approx. 32 print pages.

Divide and Conquer – by Kay Hadashi. Nobody ever told June Kato that babysitting could be such hard work... As a world-class neurosurgeon, June is used to dealing with high-pressure situations. But when a trio of violent thugs invade her home while her four-year-old nieces are staying over, nap time suddenly takes on a whole new meaning. A thrill-ride from start to finish.

Story Length: 12,000 words, approx. 46 print pages.

Recidivist – by Alan McDermott. Something needs to be done about Steven Howe. Even though he’s yet to see his twelfth birthday, after 97 arrests the police and social services have had enough. Forced to attend a state-sponsored retreat for troubled youths, Steven is about to find out just how far the government is prepared to go to meet their targets – starting with him.

Story Length: 5,000 words, approx. 19 print pages.

Return of the Bride – by Micheal Maxwell. Tradition has it that Al-Qurnah is the site of the Garden of Eden. But for Phillip Sear, a man who has lived with sin his entire life, it has an entirely different significance. On a journey to redeem himself for a lifetime of selfish choices, Sear will finally learn how to keep his promises – but at what cost?

Story Length: 2,000 words, approx. 8 print pages.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046255409
Publisher: Nick Stephenson
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 12,911
File size: 1 MB

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A Killer Thriller Collection: Eight the Hard Way 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These were overall good stories, although I'm not really a fan of short stories. Several were strange or had very sudden endings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only one of these stories was actually good enough to make me want to read more about the character. A couple others were decent, but I‘m glad I didn‘t pay too much for this collection. Worth a couple bucks and a couple hours, that‘s about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was more like a collection of essays. Some were "ok" but most of them were unfulfilling. Sorry to say that none of them made me want to read any of the authors additional works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good group of shorts for a steal! Of course some were better than others and the one was just weird. Overall it's a nice collection with stories of various lengths  great for a reading "pallet cleanse" in between longer works. Personal pick-  Nick Stephenson- it was really great, so much so. I began reading his full length works and they're just as fabulous!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD! I thought this was a very good collection of short stories. They were enjoyable and different.
DocK1944 More than 1 year ago
A good collection of seven short stories and one excerpt of a novel. All were good, well written and entertaining in themselves. I felt cheated when it turned out that the eighth was an excerpt form a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed most of the short stories. It is a good read for traveling.
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Very interesting collection.
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Too short
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Nice collection of stories, I will be looking for more from all of the authors.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA