A collection of 13 tales of mystery, crime, and suspense from the pages of Cemetery Dance, Blue Murder, The Third Alternative, Crimewave, and more. From tales of vengeful mobsters to dark family secrets, from psychotic killers to reluctant heroes, the stories tap the dark recesses of the human heart and the temptations that bring out the worst and best in all of us. Features the 2006 Year's Best Fantasy & Horror selection "Dog Person." You'll never look at fruit the same way again after experiencing "Watermelon." And junk mail takes a sinister turn in "Letters and Lies."
Includes bonus stories from award-winning writers J.A. Konrath (Origin, the Jack Daniels series) and Simon Wood (Working Stiffs), totaling 57,000 words of digital-pulp thrills.
Nicholson is author of 12 novels, including the bestselling mystery and suspense thrillers DISINTEGRATION, THE RED CHURCH, THE SKULL RING, AS I DIE LYING, and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD. His other story collections include ASHES, THE FIRST, FLOWERS, and MURDERMOUTH: ZOMBIE BITS. Visit him at Author Central
"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero
"Buy everything he writes. He's the real deal."-- Bentley Little, The Disappearance
"This is one author who aims to kill and never misses."--Jeremy Robinson, Instinct