McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

A classic Contemporaries Original

Includes:
Jim Shepard's "Tedford and the Megalodon"

Glen David Gold's "The Tears of Squonk, and What occurred Thereafter"

Dan Chaon's "The Bees"

Kelly Link's "Catskin"

Elmore Leonard's "How Carlos Webster replaced His identify to Carl and have become a well-known Oklahoma Lawman"

Carol Emshwiller's "The General"

Neil Gaiman's "Closing Time"

Nick Hornby's "Otherwise Pandemonium"

Stephen King's "The story of grey Dick"

Michael Crichton's "Blood Doesn’t Come Out"

Laurie King's "Weaving the Dark"

Chris Offutt's "Chuck’s Bucket"

Dave Eggers's "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"

Michael Moorcock's "The Case of the Nazi Canary"

Aimee Bender's "The Case of the Salt and Pepper Shakers"

Harlan Ellison's "Goodbye to All That"

Karen pleasure Fowler's "Private Grave 9"

Rick Moody's "The Albertine Notes"

Michael Chabon's "The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance"

Sherman Alexie's "Ghost Dance"

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If the lads fell asleep too quickly or too deeply, they knew, they might be set upon, and so each one worked to maintain the opposite conscious, quizzing him at the colours and orders of Imperial regiments; the phases, battles, and commanders of the good Yukon and Ohio campaigns; the names of canines and horses their kinfolk had owned through the years; the genealogies of Morddens, MacAndrews, Evanses, and Drakes way back to both might stretch them. They spoke and fretted and argued a long way into the stillness of the morning.

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Finally, he known as the police. “You need to be definite who you name, Sir Seaton. The Munich police have a determined anti-Nazi bias and would really like to take advantage of whatever like this opposed to the Führer. ” The police had quickly determined Fräulein Raubal couldn't simply have shot herself at that attitude and that she had most likely been murdered. no one believed it used to be suicide. “And it can no longer were Alf, Sir Seaton, but it turns out. Alf was once miles away, in Nuremberg, while the crime happened. you will see that how effortless it will likely be, probably, to turn out he paid a person to kill her.

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