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100 books – number 26/27/28/29

The first in a series of short stories chronicling the cases of Bruce Howard, a charmingly intelligent private investigator that has more heart than he realizes.

In this case, his young neighbor, Timmy, asks for Bruce Howard’s help in finding his missing mother after coming home to a puddle of blood.

The second installment in a short story series featuring Bruce Howard; the lady-killing private investigator.In this case, one of his “bed buddies” comes to him for help when a serial killer has targeted her as the next victim.

 

After a pediatrician’s dead body crashes through his office window, Bruce Howard begins an investigation that leads him to believe that maybe this man is better off dead. Should he even bother trying to find the killer?

The third installment in this Noir series leaves Bruce Howard wondering if some murders are necessary.

 

This time Bruce Howard is the target but he won’t go down without taking somebody with him.

The fourth installment of the Noir series forces Bruce Howard to show a little of his dark side
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100 books -number 25

Charles Dickens has dominated the Christmas short story market for too long and he’s so bloody depressing… wouldn’t you rather read something that was funny, had comedy misunderstandings, people accidentally getting engaged and generally was a lot more entertaining and less depressing? Then you’re in luck…

Let’s be honest, Christmas can be a pain in the arse (or a pain in the ‘ass’ if you’re from the other side of the pond) and this collection features some stories that I think we can all relate to…

Whether it’s becoming accidentally engaged to your ex when your fiancee is coming home for Christmas…

Or perhaps you’re spending Christmas with the in-laws, your wife is stupifyingly drunk and you destroy the presents…

No?

In that case you’ll want to see what happens when two master hypnotists clash over an argument concerning a Christmas tree…

All these things and literally two others are dealt with in this collection of Adam Maxwell’s Christmas stories.

He has asked me to tell you that he hopes these things don’t happen to you this Christmas. And he also hopes they don’t happen to him.

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100 books – number 22/23/24


Murder on the links - Adam Maxwell

Clint had woken up in some strange places in his time. Narcolepsy is like that. But even he had never woken up on a golf course next to a dead body. Until today.
When one of his friends reveals himself to be a detective Clint jumps at the chance to tag along. But his friend is an idiot. And the police are beginning to suspect that he was involved. The identity of the killer seems obvious but can Clint get to the bottom of the mystery and save his own skin before the stag party catches him?
Murder. Intrigue. Alcohol. Detectives. Clues. Golf. Laxatives. What else do you need?

Cat Chaser - Adam Maxwell

It’s the first case for Clint, probably the world’s only narcoleptic detective, and everything should be going really well. To be brutal, it probably would be going a lot better if he’d managed to stay awake when he was briefed.
With four suspects and clues flying will he be able to find out who’s guilty? Or even what they’re guilty of?

Dial M for monkey

Adam Maxwell’s first collection of short stories is inventive, funny, dark, and hugely entertaining. Effortlessly fusing pop culture, gunplay, and simians, Dial M For Monkey contains a vibrant mixture of short stories – and short-short stories including ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ which featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

I am loving this guys short stories! Hope he keeps writing more….

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100 book – number 21

The Ghost, the girl, and the gun.

Casper O’Neal is a private investigator. He’s good at his job: his clients respect him, his targets fear him, and nobody particularly likes him.

When Casper wakes up in his office with a throbbing headache, a smoking gun in his hand, and a dead body on the floor, he realizes he’s about to represent his toughest client: himself.

 

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100 books – number 19

The Part Time People

DeBarrie’s Stationery Store needed help again. Somehow, the part-time people never worked out. It was a problem. One after another, the part-time people came and went, and sometimes, nobody ever found out what happened to them. The newest one seemed even more hopeless than usual. His job application announced “there’s a man who follows me around and ruins everything I try to do”.

Intersting little short story.

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100 books – number 17

After Dark

What would happen if the neighborhood vigilante just happened to be a werewolf? Find out After Dark.

 

Short story – took me 10 mins to read…. would be good to see it expanded into a longer novel.

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100 books – number 3

Adma Maxell - Chills, Kills and Snowflakes

Four tales of terror to send icy chills through your blood. These stories will scare you senseless this winter season.

When banker Alec takes shelter from a snow storm in a peculiar old shop, the shopkeeper is less than impressed by the lengths he has gone to secure to a last minute present.

He decides an education of sorts must be meted out and begins to tell Alec three stories to convince him the error of his ways.

A chef digests more than he bargained for in a dish served extremely cold.

A man is in for an unpleasant surprise when he tries to turn a curse to his own advantage.

And, when ghosts are awakened in a suburban house, a diary appears to show Alec the truth behind the spectres.

But with the cold snow storm closing in Alec is not as safe as he thinks in the back room of Venkman’s Emporium of Curiosities.

I am trying out orginal source book on feedbooks.com and this first one didnt disappoint.

Only criticism is I felt it was too short – or maybe that was because I so engrossed in it that I read it too quick :) I am going to check out this guys other books – I liked his style.

Would recommend it if you are looking to try out some new authors.

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