Kickback and Other Stories

Among them, they were kind enough to publish six of the eight stories in this book. The other two stories have not been published before now. Since 1987, I've done a lot of books with Howard Aster and Mosaic Press, and I believe that ...

Kickback and Other Stories

In settings as diverse as a struggling advertising agency, a book store, and a large computer company, the protagonists in Kickback and Other Stories find duplicity, betrayal, and sudden violence. As so often in life, there are no heroes, and it's often hard to tell who is the greater villain. A four-time nominee for the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, and winner of the 2001 Ellery Queen Readers' Award, Sellers' stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Down & Out Magazine and numerous anthologies. "Closing Doors", which appears in this collection and originally appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, recently was awarded the 2020 Arthur Ellis Best Crime Short Story Award. Don Hutchison, acclaimed author of Great Pulp Heroes, said of Peter Sellers' stories: "A typical Sellers story there is usually one bad decision made, and on that hangs the plot—as well as the perpetrator."

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Kickback and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Peter Sellers
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-03 - Publisher: Mosaic Press

In settings as diverse as a struggling advertising agency, a book store, and a large computer company, the protagonists in Kickback and Other Stories find duplicity, betrayal, and sudden violence. As so often in life, there are no heroes, and it's often hard to tell who is the greater villain.
Riffraff and other stories about the nomadic life of a Texas oilfield brat.
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Carol Mogensen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-19 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Carol Mogensen begins a chronicle of her nomadic life by describing her family's wandering from one Texas oil boom town to another during the 1940s. These wanderings over the dry Texas plains instilled in her a thirst for adventure and led to living in Puerto Rico and, ultimately, on a
One Perfect Christmas and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Paige Toon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Simon Kernick
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-26 - Publisher: Random House

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Domesticated Wild Things, and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Xhenet Aliu
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-17 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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