Uncommon Assassins

Published Date : August 14, 2012

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Hired killers. Vigilantes. Executioners. Paid killers or assassins working from a moral or political motivation. You’ll find them all in this thrilling anthology. But these are not ordinary killers, not your run-of-the-mill hitmen. The emphasis is on the “uncommon” here—unusual characters, unusual situations, and especially unusual means of killing.

Here are 23 tales by some of the best suspense/thriller writers today. The stories range from historical fiction to science fiction to political thriller—there’s even an alternate history story in the mix. Enjoy!


Stephen England Nightshade

J. Gregory Smith The Pepper Tyrant

Lisa Mannetti Everybody Wins

Ken Goldman Fat Larry’s Night With the Alligators

Christine Morgan Thyf’s Tale

Matt Hilton Misconceptions

Billie Sue Mosiman Second Amendment Solution

Ken Bruen Killer

Rob M. Miller For the Love of Boys

Monica J. O’Rourke Bloodshed Fred

F. Paul Wilson Slasher

Joseph Badal Fire & Ice

Doug Blakeslee Madame

Elliott Capon The Man Who Shot Hitler

Laura DiSilverio Mercy Killing

Michael Bailey Scrub

James S. Dorr The Wellmaster’s Daughter

Jonathan Templar Wish I’d Never Met You

J. Carson Black The Bluelight Special

Weldon Burge Hearing Mildred

Al Boudreau Inside Out

Charles Colyott Katakiuchi

Lynn Mann Taking Care of Business