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The birth of evil…
In 2017, Splatterpunk masters Bentley Little, John Skipp Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee united in an extreme horror masterpiece, resulting in our largest and best-selling anthology to date.
However, the origin story of Blood Bound Books’ extreme reputation began here...
With cover art inspired by a 90's Slayer T-shirt and brought to life by the Maggotmeister Andrej Bartolovic, D.O.A. is twenty-eight stories of offensive, repulsive, and disturbing content.
Like an underground mix tape from your favorite death metal bands, D.O.A. is raw and gritty, and the beginning of something epic.
WARNING: This anthology contains 28 stories of violence, sexual depravity, self-degradation, and other dark subjects taken to an extreme you've never read before. If consumed, please consult a mortician.
*Blood Bound Books does not in any way condone or endorse the actions described in the stories of this book.
Shane Mckenzie - John McNee - Robert Essig - Adrian Ludens -Craig Saunders - Kenneth Yu - J. Grant - Atris Ray III - Glynn Barrass - C.M. Saunders - Chad McKee - JW Schnarr - KJ Moore - Piper Morgan - Michael Bracken - Calie Voorhis - Quinn Hernandez - Michael Cieslak -Chris Reed -Stacy Bolli -Forrest Ingle -Matthew Keville -Tonia Brown - Eric Dimbleby - A.R. Braun -Uri Grey - R. Warren Smith -Alec Cizak
That doesn’t mean these tales all sound the same; to the contrary, we’ve found quite a diverse collection of romances. Yes, there are some traditional romances, and there’s a healthy handful of budding romances, but you will also find a story set in the future, and a couple of fantasy tales. You will find stories of pastries, and candies, of young lovers and old. You will meet several matchmakers and you’ll see couples reconcile, and there are even a few stories that will make you laugh.
As always, each story in the Read on the Run series of anthologies is short, to suit your busy lifestyle.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have been widely flattered almost from the moment Rex Stout first wrote about them in 1934. The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe collects two dozen literary tributes to one of crime fiction’s best-loved private detectives and his Man Friday. Included are:
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- Chapters from Robert Goldsborough’s authorized continuation of the Wolfe series; Marion Mainwaring’s 1955 tour de force Murder in Pastiche; and John Lescroart’s Rasputin’s Revenge, which reimagines a young Wolfe as the son of Sherlock Holmes
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The stories we feature in our monthly issues span every imaginable subgenre, including cozy, police procedural, noir, whodunit, supernatural, hardboiled, humor, and historical mysteries. Evocative writing and a compelling story are the only certainty.
Get ready to be surprised, challenged, and entertained--whether you enjoy the style of the Golden Age of mystery (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle), the glorious pulp digests of the early twentieth century (e.g., Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler), or contemporary masters of mystery.
Our cover feature, “Lucid” by Bill Kelly, is a femme fatale tale dealing with mystery, memory and murder.
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“A Little Housecleaning” by David Bart: Wade comes to understand the phrase: “The chickens have come home to roost.”
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