Smart Rhino Publications



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!


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  • 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 ... Welcome to the Food Chain 
  • Al Boudreau ... Inside Out
  • Charles Colyott ... Katakiuchi
  • Lynn Mann ... Taking Care of Business

The image to left and in the cover below was created by Nanette O'Neill. Cover design by Scott Medina.