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 recognized 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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Dolly was once Begg’s enormous, supercharged Duesenberg traveling automobile, personalized, powered through a V-12 engine tuned to take the nice vehicle as much as 200 miles an hour if worthwhile. Sinclair slipped discreetly into the shadows of the backseats, leaving Hess to take a seat subsequent to Begg because the detective engaged the engine and gears. With a effective purring roar, they have been quickly on their solution to Munich, following Hess’s specified instructions. In what appeared a quixotic request, Begg requested Hess to provide him a brief travel of town and take them to the Nazi HQ, familiarly referred to as the Brown condominium, earlier than lunch.

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