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In these pages, you will witness some of the most twisted, mysterious, and thrilling stories ever to bloody a crime scene. Meet Johnny Murder, the baddest bad guy ever to rise from the dead on Bourbon Street (or did he?)...Jean-Claude, a waiter who'll do anything to turn the tables on the competition...Buddy, the nastiest home invader ever to cross a threshold with knife in hand...Sister Mayhem, nun turned crimefighter...Mr. Mayflower, who'll trade the cure for cancer in exchange for dirty deeds done at his command...and Eve, the first detective in history, on the trail of the killer of her son, Abel.

Don't miss these edgy, exciting, and surprising crime tales from award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected crime and mystery fiction that really packs a punch. This volume includes six crime e-book stories and novelettes for one low price, including "Home Invasion," which you won't find anywhere else:

"Who Unkilled Johnny Murder?": Johnny Murder, a dead man, shows up on the streets of New Orleans, terrorizing the eccentric members of the French Quarter Open Air Artists and Psychics 'Sociation. Has Johnny come back to life as a zombie? Po'Boy Boudreaux, sax-playing ex-constable of the 'Sociation, won't stop until he finds out.

"The Other Waiter": Jean-Claude the waiter doesn't like it when a new guy horns in on his territory.  Even when the new guy's a private waiter working for the meanest mob boss in town, Mr. Donzatto. No way will Jean-Claude let some mob flunky steal his thunder. But playing hardball with a mob waiter can be risky business.

"Home Invasion" (Exclusive to this collection!):  A quiet night at home becomes a nightmare when a vengeful maniac terrorizes a mild-mannered man. As the tortures become more extreme, the life-and-death confrontation hinges on a dark secret. Can a good man with no hope of rescue survive in the clutches of a crazed murderer?

"Crimes in the Key of Murder": Nobody cares who killed a down-on-his-luck piano player...except his brother, who happens to work for the crimefighting detective Sister Mayhem. Tearing up the underworld with her network of operatives--the Order of No Mercy--Sister Mayhem will stop at nothing to catch the killer.

"The Foolproof Cure for Cancer": Tom's wife, Sydney, has terminal cancer. Mr. Mayflower, the Billionaire Samaritan, has a miracle cure...for a price. To save Sydney, Tom must cross a line he thought he'd never cross and commit a crime that goes against his deepest convictions.

"The First Detect-Eve": Eve, the first woman in the world, wants one thing. To find who killed her son, Abel, and make them pay. Down on her luck since she got thrown out of Eden, Eve combs the darkest corners of a godless no man's land on the trail of a killer.  Could her own flesh and blood hold the key?


Contents

Collection of 6 stories and novelettes plus a novel preview


Reviews

"…Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent..." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author

"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman—his fiction is cutting edge, original, and pulsing with dark and fantastical life. His stories suck me in and refuse to let me go until the last page…" – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo

"Jeschonek´s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to read…" – Fabio Fernandes, Fantasy Book Critic


About the Author

Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW have published his work. Robert was nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain."  His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com.  You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.

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