Anthology / Short Story Collection

The Black Car Business Volume 1 by Lawrence Kelter (Editor)

By Basil Sands THE BLACK CAR BUSINESS is an anthology of short stories written by some of the thriller genre’s hottest writers, each crafting a heart-pounding take that propels you from story…

Dead Guy in the Bathtub by Paul Greenberg

DEAD GUY IN THE BATHTUB is a collection of crime stories with a dark sense of humor and irony. These characters are on the edge and spiraling out of control. Bad situations…

Life During Wartime by Thomas Pluck

By George Ebey Thomas Pluck’s latest book, LIFE DURING WARTIME, is a blackjack 21 of stories featuring people caught up in crime, facing bleak horrors, or otherwise spun up in the whirlpool…

Nothing You Can Do: Stories by Ed Kurtz

By G. Robert Frazier As author Ed Kurtz so eloquently puts it, “Sometimes people kill for profit, sometimes revenge, and sometimes they do it just for the fun of it.” In his…

A Better Kind of Hate by Beau Johnson

The world has never been perfect. The world has never been all bad. But there has always been evil and men who drink of it. This ends now. Enter Bishop Rider and…

The Five Senses of Horror by Eric J. Guignard

Hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste: Our impressions of the world are formed by our five senses, and so too are our fears, our imaginations, and our captivation in reading fiction stories…

Exploring Dark Short Fiction by Eric J. Guignard

For over four decades, Steve Rasnic Tem has been an acclaimed author of horror, weird, and sentimental fiction. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as “A perfect balance between the bizarre and the straight-forward”…

More Faces by Simon Maltman

More Faces is a crime short story collection from A Chaser on the Rocks author Simon Maltman. The 12 mystery noirs included feature published and previously unpublished stories and all series shorts…

Resume Speed, Stories by Guinotte Wise

By Derek Gunn Guinotte Wise has managed to cram a lot into the anthology, RESUME SPEED. I’m not normally a huge fan of anthologies; don’t get me wrong—I like short stories. But…

Unloaded by Eric Beetner (editor)

By J. H. Bográn Short stories, some people love them, some people hate them, and some people love to hate them. Me, I love them. I think they are the essence of…

The Gods of HP Lovecraft edited by Aaron J. French

By Derek Gunn THE GODS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT is a dream of an anthology. For anyone who loves Lovecraft, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, and any of the others who have…

Occupied Earth by Richard J. Brewer

By Gary Phillips In H. G. Wells’ classic book The War of the Worlds, the Earth, invaded by Martians, is on the brink of annihilation, only to be saved at the last moment by pesky germs that we human had long gotten…

Coast to Coast by Paul D. Marks and Andrew McAleer

By Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks Andrew McAleer, Sherlock Holmes Revere Bowl Award Winner and author of Fatal Deeds, and Paul D. Marks, author of the Shamus Award-Winning thriller White Heat,…

Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015

Behind the Scenes of Editing a Crime-Fiction Collection By Art Taylor For the second year in a row, Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, has partnered with Down & Out Books to debut…

Soft Apocalypses by Lucy A. Snyder

By John Raab Author Lucy Snyder returns with an anthology, including the Bram Stoker winning story of 2013 titled “Magdala Amygdala.” Snyder is also the author of an urban fantasy series featuring…

Trouble in Mind: The Collected Stories, Volume 3 by Jeffery Deaver

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and highly acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver-the undisputed “grand master of the plot twist” (Booklist)-returns with a dazzling new collection of short stories. In these twelve electrifying tales…

Murder Here, Murder There by R. Barri Flowers and Jan Grape

By Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, M.S. “We need to have eyes, here, there and everywhere,” says a character in Edward Marston’s short story “Here, There and Everywhere,” one of the stories in the…

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